Editorial Reviews. Review. Author One-on-One: Gillian Flynn and John Searles. Gillian Flynn John Searles · Gillian Flynn is the author of Sharp. 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 daug. Readers of this unsettling coming-of-age story from Searles (Strange but True) may feel the need to whistle past the graveyard by the end.

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I have never read one quite like this a ghost story! It revolves around the murder of Sylvie Mason’s parents and with an elegant construction takes place both in the present and through a series of flashbacks that bit by bit reveal all the mysteries surrounding the Masons and their lives. They aren’t exorcists or psychics and they certainly aren’t parapsychologists. I found my mind drifting while listening to it.

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Book review: John Searles’s *Help for the Haunted*

Help for the Haunted, by John Searles 1 searls Jun 03, Once there, her parents disappear, one after the other, behind the church’s red door, leaving Sylvie alone in the car. Rose and their father clash a lot—probably because they are a lot alike. Just be sure to leave all the lights on while you read. The result is a novel both frightening and beautiful.


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Also, of note, I recently found out that John’s dad was a long-haul truck driver, and John used to ride along with him and read books, which makes me respect John even more because I get really car sick and would’ve In addition to being adorable, John is a really engaging and skillful writer.

But when a young girl’s body is found on the local beach, and the following day Elvira’s hard-working cleaner, Ania, goes missing, Rose finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that threatens the idyll she has worked so hard to establish. See all Editorial Reviews.

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Help for the Haunted is an extraordinary book that defies categorization. And lock the basement door. The novel alternates between the past and the present.

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Jan 11, H. Sylvie strains credibility with her nonsensical devotion to telling people what they want to johb or keeping sacred family secrets; Mr. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When word of the gruesome new discovery breaks, she is in the midst of arranging a weekend of birthday celebrations for a wealthy Englishman’s wife. Searles has created a thoroughly sympathetic heroine in Sylvie.


You have to know what happened! But nothing about what I had heard one old spy call whiplash. How they cope, what happens, where and why — these are all things to discover as things unfold…at its heart it is the tale of one family, the author simply allowing his characters searls speak, and the reader to draw their own conclusions.

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It was that evil that seatles hoped to find relief from when all other attempts had failed. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading about young Sylvie and Rose Mason.

There were actually pages that I sped through because I wanted to be done with the book, and trust me when I say I guarantee I didn’t miss anything.

It’s like my own little book club experience like a teeny bookclub-in-a-teacup. Somewhat to my surprise I am about as far away from being a teenage girl as you can get I loved this book from the very first page.

Other than that, I was pretty much the stereotypical good kid, so I could relate to Sylvie quite well. Nov 16, Biblioblond rated it it was ok. Hhelp book actually isn’t very clear what the parents do, which is my biggest complaint. The Dry by Jane Harper. But this killer has something in common with Holly that she’s kept hidden for as long as she can remember.