I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a good murder-mystery novel for some time, as I haven’t read one in ages, and thanks to Adam’s Witness by Joanne Paulson, I’ve found one!
As per usual, I won’t delve into the story itself, as there are plenty of reviewers out there who will do it much more justice than I can.
I can, however, say that I’m thoroughly impressed by Paulson’s debut, the first of five in the Adam and Grace series.
As a former journalist myself, I was most intrigued by the dilemma facing the protagonists, Adam and Grace – their hearts pounding against the wall of professionalism. It’s not always easy to separate one’s emotions from a news story, and I’m sure police officers often face that same predicament with cases too. And when it comes to romance, the line between one’s work life and private life can get blurred real fast.
Not only did I enjoy being taken on a rollercoaster ride of love, lust and suspense, but I also appreciated the author broaching the subject of unbridled hatred by people towards those different from them – something I see every day but still cannot wrap my head around. In short, Adam and Grace is a true joy to read, and I suspect (excuse the pun) that Paulson will again find herself on my TBR list in the foreseeable future.