Niamh O'Connor is one of Ireland's best known crime authors. She is the true crime editor for the Sunday World, Ireland's biggest selling Sunday newspaper. Her job, in which she interviews both high profile criminals and their victims, means she knows the world she is writing about. If I Never See You Again went to number one in the Nielsen Heatseekers chart when it was released as in the UK in January 2011. If I Never See You Again was nominated in the Best Newcomers category of the Irish Book Awards in November 2010. The follow up novel, Taken, was a number two bestseller in Ireland in June 2011.