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The Damned

Andrew Pyper

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Horror & ghost stories

'Pyper is a master architect of dread . . . Compulsive and nerve-jangling' Lauren Beukes

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you'd ever tell by looking at them - Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there's a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain.

When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life ... or love.

When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash's fates changed for ever.

Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren't about death, but about the decisions we make in life.

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Praise for The Damned

  • Genuinely terrifying, don't-read-late-at-night stuff. Thrilling, compelling and beautifully written

  • A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel. Pyper's gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children. I like that in a writer

  • An intense and satisfying supernatural story . . . underlines Pyper's growing reputation as one of the most talented successors to the inimitable Stephen King - DAILY MAIL

  • A thrilling exploration of how we all have to do battle with our own demons - MAIL ON SUNDAY

  • THE DEMONOLOGIST is that rare thing - a novel that is both genuinely terrifying and erudite. The research is excellent and lightly worn, the pace and cleverness of the plot thrilling, one of the most exciting works of fiction I've read for some time

  • THE DEMONOLOGIST is a smart psychological thriller. Carefully crafted, claustrophobic and deeply, deeply creepy

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Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario. He received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. Although called to the bar in 1996, he has never practised law.
Andrew is the author of a string of bestselling novels, including LOST GIRLS, which won the Arthur Ellis Award, and THE DEMONOLOGIST, which won the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel.
Find out more at www.andrewpyper.com or follow him on Twitter @andrewpyper