The Hangman's Secret is a cosy crime mystery set in the late 19th century that will get your blood pumping.
Written beautifully in first person from the viewpoint of photographer Sarah Bain, you will notice the tiniest of details without getting bored. I really appreciate how the character of Sarah Bain was well-developed, articulate and keen.
Throughout The Hangman's Secret, Sarah faces various challenges - professional and personal. You will come across many places in the process where she is put down for being a woman in a challenging field of work. Yet, I loved and admired Sarah's attitude towards herself and what she desires.
Hugh, Mick and Barret are the characters who you'll slowly learn to love.
The Hangman's Secret keeps you on your toes because it is a multi-layered plot that didn't cease to amaze me. Even the gory details were right on the money.
I would've written more but I don't want to give away any spoilers. This murder mystery will stay with me for a very long time.