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What Never Happens
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What Never Happens ReviewAnne Holt is a relatively new name for mystery aficionados in the United States, although she is well known in Europe and particularly in her native Norway. She has an extremely impressive vocational background, having worked as an attorney, television anchor and, most notably, Minister of Justice. She has also compiled an impressive bibliography as a mystery writer, having authored some 10 books since 1993. WHAT NEVER HAPPENS was originally published in 2004 and, for a number of reasons, is only now hitting the ground here in the U.S. It's the follow-up to WHAT IS MINE and the second installment in the Stubo and Vik series.
Adam Stubo is a homicide detective and his wife, Vik, a retired profiler. They have an infant daughter together, and Vik's 10-year-old girl, Kristiane, is from a prior marriage. Kristiane has a behavioral disorder that doesn't fit neatly into any particular diagnosis. Stubo provides a nice balance, being almost unflappable from a domestic standpoint. However, he is obsessed with police work and finds it difficult to leave his cases in his office desk drawer. Vik, for her part, hates being described as a profiler, even if it's what she does. The two somehow make their personal and quasi-professional relationships work, if not always well.
Which brings us to WHAT NEVER HAPPENS, in which Stubo is brought in to investigate a series of bizarre murders. The victims are all celebrities and theatrically posed. A talk show hostess is found with her tongue cut out, mutilated and lovingly arranged; the head of a political party is crucified, with a copy of the Koran inserted in her nether regions; and an acerbic literary and political critic is bludgeoned and stabbed in the eye. There are absolutely no clues, and any connections that Stubo can make among the slain only confuses matters.
What is most interesting is that Vik --- distractions of motherhood notwithstanding --- realizes that the murders are hauntingly familiar to her. This forces her to confront an incident in her past that is her greatest secret, one she keeps even from Stubo. Ironically, it is this secret that ultimately holds the key to his murder investigation. Even more ironic, however, is that Stubo, once he gets a solid suspect, finds that he has inadvertently established the suspect's innocence --- even as he becomes certain that this individual is the murderer.
While the conclusion of WHAT NEVER HAPPENS is not a cliffhanger, Holt does leave the reader hanging and wondering what's next.
--- Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub
What Never Happens OverviewAll over Oslo, celebrities are turning up dead in the most macabre of situations: a talk show host with her tongue cut out, a politician crucified with a copy of the Koran stuffed up her private parts, a literary critic stabbed in the eye. It's clear that the killer seeks some sort of retribution, but for what?Adam Stubo and Johanna Vik, recently new parents, are reluctantly drawn into the investigation. As Stubo leads the inquiry, Johanna is exhausted by the new baby.But she is haunted by a pattern she discovers from a time long ago when she was in the FBI, a time she has tried to forget . . . and time is running out to stop the killer from completing this chilling series of murders.

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