This novel is nothing like I thought it would be based on the cover of the book and the book’s description on Amazon. When I see “based on a true story” when going to a movie, I know that the story may have only the tiniest aspect based in reality and the rest is not only embellished but possibly completely made up. I don’t typically expect that in a book. So the alternating chapters that take place in the afterlife were completely unexpected. It is heartbreaking to read about Trek’s diagnosis and to know that that part of the book is not fiction.