This is a sweet and fairly simple book, beautifully written, and has clearly had a lot of love put into it. I really enjoyed the creepy atmosphere of the moor and the tiny village where everyone knows each other, the idea of witches who can control the wind and are a part of the moor itself, and the main character, Lexi.
However, I feel that the mystery of who is taking the children is fairly obvious from the name of the book, which sadly takes away from the first half where tensions are rising as the village folk hear rumours of their first stranger in many years. I was also a little unsure of Cole - I felt that he was a little shady to be honest. We never even learn his true name, Lexi simple begins to call him Cole for lack of any other name and he never corrects her. This may be part of his mysterious nature, but I didn't completely buy it.
I also felt that some of the other characters could have been developed more, as we saw the beginnings of some great character - including Lexi's uncle Otto, the witch sisters Magda and Dreska, and her grieving mother - but there wasn't enough focus on them. I felt that there was a lot of potential with Otto. He starts as the stereotypic sexist older male who not only doesn't understand Lexi but seems not willing to try, but we get these glimpses of his humanity: his struggle to protect and control a teenage girl who refuses to even consider his point of view, and trying to fill his deceased brother's shoes and care for a grieving family whilst dealing with his own grief. Also, what the hell was with Tyler? He was first introduced as a friend of Lexi's but quickly becomes a creep who seems almost abusive of her at points, and doesn't understand what 'no' means. His scenes were the most unsettling part of this book.