3.5 stars Patrick is happy with his simple life. Even though he doesn't have many friends, he loves to tend his garden and can always count on Chad, his pet cockroach, to be there. When Patrick meets a new neighbor, Damien, he is overjoyed and makes a point to become friends with the polite and kind man. However, things aren't quite as they seem and soon Patrick must deal with an entirely new reality: one that's scary, confusing and frustrating. I must admit that I was slightly confused at the beginning of the short story; however, all of that changed as I continued to read. I don't want to give away the plot, but I was pleasantly surprised by the haunting, painful, yet hopeful tones of the story. Iyana Jenna only reveals small snippets of each of the MCs lives and personalities at a time, but with each new reveal they become more complex and interesting. My biggest complaint would be that I wish there was more of this story. I would love to know more about Patrick and Damien, their pasts and future. The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.