OPTIONED FOR FILM BY LEGENDARY PICTURES (Interstellar, the Dark Knight films, Godzilla) “The Damned underlines Pyper’s growing reputation as one of the most talented successors to the inimitable Stephen King.” —Daily Mail (UK) Most people who have a near-death experience come back alone…but not Danny Orchard. After he survived a fire that claimed the life of his evil twin sister, Ashleigh, Danny wrote a bestselling memoir about going to heaven and back. But despite the resulting fame and fortune, he’s never been able to enjoy his second chance at life: Ash won’t let him. She’s 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. To save them from her wrath, he’ll have to meet his sister where she now resides—and hope that this time he can keep her there forever.