This book could have used a lot of editing.
To start with, Kathleen- our protagonist, and the one convinced that moon phases run our lives- not only does not regularly keep track of these vial moon phases, but doesn't know enough to identify the phase when looking at the moon. This makes the nominal premise of the series rather a joke.
While much of the tension in the area is based on s4nse of place, Fanick did not communicate that well, if at all. The Canaan Valley could be almost anywhere, or at least, anywhere that gets snow; there was utterly nothing distinctive about it.
The same can be said for the characters. They marched through their paces doing exactly whet the plot required, with nary a bit of personality.
And then the plot(s). Oh, dear. While things did keep happening, no one seemed all that concerned about it for the most part- even murders. Several objectives were raised as possibilities, but I finished the book with only the vaguest sense about whether things had cometogether- but a nagging feeling that they did not, and more questions were raised than answered.