Thoughts on "Moon Over Manifest"? (Spoiler Warning)

Just wondering what the SDopers of all ages thought of the novel, Moon Over Manifest. While the writing style was good with great imagery, I thought the ending was a bit disappointing. Also, I thought the story could have been more compelling and shorter. I would add that, at times, I found the story confusing as it jumps between “present” events and lengthy flashbacks into the past. However, to be fair, I was on a road trip listening to this on audio. So, maybe traffic had me a little distracted. Still, I wonder if those who read the book may have found this equally confusing at times.