What I liked: Yes, there are other paranormal mysteries out there but none I have found that grabbed my attention like The Hanged Man. The character in this first in the series are complex and multidimensional. I especially liked the care Ms MacGregor took to flesh out each of the characters.
The story is told from several points of view but it's not distracting. The author made the transitions with little confusion and the POVs were integral to the story. The whole book flowed extremely well and the pacing was great. I found stopping points, but really didn't want to stop.
The characters/mystery were more interesting to me than the "psychic" storyline. Ms MacGregor didn't dwell on the paranormal aspects of the characters but made it very matter of fact which made the story feel more believable. All the characters drew some reaction from me. I either liked them or really hated them, no wishy washy feelings or wondering why a character was included. They each had a very specific role to play.
What I didn't like: As mentioned, The Hanged Man is an older book (originally published in 1999) and I initially thought it might be too far out of date to hold my attention. That was not the case as Ms MacGregor's writing and story overcame the time frame.
Extremely well written and developed especially for the first book in a series. Can't wait for the next!!
Recommended for mystery lovers and paranormal romance readers!