Mar 202015
 
Review: The DamnedThe Damned by Andrew Pyper
Published by Simon & Schuster on Feb 10, 2015
Genres: Adult, Horror
Format: Hardcover from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist, called “smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving” by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, comes a spine-tingling supernatural thriller about a survivor of a near-death experience haunted by his beautiful, vindictive twin sister.

Danny Orchard wrote a bestselling memoir about his near-death experience in a fire that claimed the life of his twin sister, Ashleigh, but despite the resulting fame and fortune he’s never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. Ash won’t let him.

In life, Danny’s charming and magnetic twin had been a budding psychopath who privately terrorized her family—and death hasn’t changed her wicked ways. Ash has haunted Danny for twenty years and now, just when he’s met the love of his life and has a chance at real happiness, she wants more than ever to punish him for being alive—so she sets her sights on Danny’s new wife and stepson.

Danny knows what Ash really wants is him, and he’s prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the ones he loves. The question is: will he make it back this time?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was such a creepy book. It stopped short of full on horror, but the premise of the book was very creepy and there were a few scenes that made you want to turn on all the lights.

The idea that a near death experience could result in you bringing something back to life with you is terrifying. The way Danny brought back his completely psychopathic twin sister’s ghost was so scary. Not just because it’s a malevolent ghost, but her back story and her behaviour were just so creepy.

Not only was this the story of Danny battling for his life and sanity, but there was also a bit of mystery tied into the events surrounding his sister’s death. It added a nice depth to the story that took it beyond just horror to something a little complex.

I don’t know about you, but after reading this, I seriously hope I never have a near death experience. The idea of bring something back with you is just too terrifying. Well done for making me finish this during the day instead of reading late into the evening.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

CommentLuv badge