I read this one first, before realizing it was a sequel to 'In a Dark Wood' and it stands extremely well on its own. However, when I read 'In a Dark Wood', then followed it with another read of this one (can any Josh Lanyon story suffer from too many reads? ;-) it gave the main characters and their re-acquaintance even more poignancy. Tim, though he's made amazing strides to get his life on track and out of the bottle, still suffers from a lack of self-worth, primarily where Luke is concerned. But it was particularly heart wrenching to witness Luke's emotions over Tim. A short story that still delivers maximum emotional impact. Another winner.