Help For The Haunted: A Novel by John SearlesHelp For The Haunted: A Novel by John Searles

Help For The Haunted: A Novel

byJohn Searles

Paperback | July 30, 2017

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John Searles’s Help for the Haunted is an unforgettable story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter’s discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.

Sylvie Mason’s parents have an unusual occupation—helping “haunted souls” find peace. After receiving a strange phone call one winter’s night, they leave the house and are later murdered in an old church in a horrifying act of violence.

A year later, Sylvie is living in the care of her older sister, who may be to blame for what happened to their parents. Now, the inquisitive teenager pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night—and to the truth about her family’s past and the secrets that have haunted them for years.

Capturing the vivid eeriness of Stephen King’s works with the compelling quirkiness of John Irving’s beloved novels, Help for the Haunted is that rare story that brings to life a richly imagined and wholly original world.

John Searles is the author of the bestsellersBoy Still MissingandStrange but True. He appears as a book critic on NBC'sToday Show, and his essays have been published in theNew York TimesandWashington Post. He has a master's degree in creative writing from New York University and lives in New York City.
Title:Help For The Haunted: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:July 30, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060779640

ISBN - 13:9780060779641

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked this book a lot! Interesting topic and just creepy enough to keep you invested in the storyline. If you enjoy the paranormal, you will find this entertaining.The ending is also quite good.
Date published: 2014-10-14

Editorial Reviews

“Full of terror, totally compelling, believable, and ghostly chilling...The horror that stocks this page-turner is so adroitly grounded in things ordinary and real that the reader almost suspends disbelief and comes to think that maybe there are malevolent spirits out there.”