This book is rife with what I call, "exposition to no one," where the author keeps telling the reader far too much background information on the character through the third person narrative voice. It makes for boring writing that tells instead of shows. The end result is kind of a flat read. The conversation between the protagonist and the afterlife angel guide kind of reminds me of reading a deposition. In my opinion, not every question needs to be raised immediately, it's rare that people think clearly enough to cover all their bases on the fly when faced with a completely alien concept as the protagonist is presented. It kind of tips the author's hand in that L.E. Waters spent an enormous amount of time contemplating, writing, and rewriting the opening chapters.
This book is bread baked from over-worked dough: flat and tough to get through.