“Ashely Bell” by Dean Koontz.
Bibi is a full of life, have a good time, surfer girl with a hot Navy Seal boyfriend and a great life, until she is diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and is told she only has one year to live. But she’s not having it! After a strange encounter with a “masseuse” named Caldia Butterfly, Bibi finds herself fighting for not only her own life, but the life of someone she has never heard of nor met, named Ashley Bell, in our world and one much more mystical. At the same time her boyfriend, Pax, and her best friend Pogo are trying to put the pieces together, aware of what she went through as a child as they watch her struggle in a hospital bed.
Sounds pretty good right? I am usually a huge fan of Dean Koontz. In fact I don’t think I have ever read a book that I didn’t like that he has written. This one is the exception. I found this to be so out there it was hard to even follow along or figure out what was going on in the story, which turned me off about half way through the book but I hung on to find out how it ended up. I think this could have been a great story had it been written and put together differently. Major thumbs down but who am I to judge an author who has written and sold a whole bunch of books?