Cancer: it's terrifying, it hurts, and occasionally it's hilarious.
For Gemma Reece, a sarcoma diagnosis brings her safe and organised life to a halt. Swept up in hospital visits and chemotherapy, and on a painful and emotional rollercoaster, she is also force to confront a tragedy in her past.
But don't call her brave. Oh no.
She is many things, but she is not that.
Terror for his wife, and harbouring a deep phobia of hospitals, her pilot husband Tom is pushed to the brink, and drink. He uses his job to take himself away. But what is he flying from? Will his fear destroy their family, or create a catalyst for change?
With their marriage unravelling just when they need each other the most, can they confront their ghosts?
Can life after cancer really be better than life before?