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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What was left unanswered for you? Nodding off in the car she wakes to the sound of gunshots.

As a family drama, it worked; as a main character, Sylvie worked; as a murder johhn, it worked until it was resolved. Please try again later. I love a good suspense story.

However, I wasn’t all that bothered. You have to know what happened! Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is what kept me going.

Is the motherperhaps ,an empath or a psychic- maybemaybe not. This is what audio books are for. And yet something in Sylvie senses that this call is different from the others, especially when they are lured to the old church on the outskirts of town.

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Sylvie and Rose, their daughters, on the other hand, are pretty normal kids; Rose starts to rebel in what ssearles to be normal, teenage girl ways but that has an outsized effect on their father. Trivia About Help for the Haunted.


Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy’s Riviera coast turns our to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. The main character, Sylvie, is nicely written, as is her sister Rose. Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past – until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.

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It begins with a call in the middle of snowy February evening. As a reader who paid full price for this book, I feel cheated. I rate this one a 4. And without doubt I shall be reading more from this author. Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.

But what place does Will’s new home have in the story of the missing baunted As the story moves back and forth in time, through the years leading foe to the crime and the months following, the ever inquisitive and tender-hearted Sylvie pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night, as she comes to terms with her family’s past and uncovers secrets that have haunted thw for years.

In the latest novel by John Searles, Help for the Haunted is a suspense thriller that takes you on an unforgettable ride into the darkest places of a persons soul. He lives in New York City. Slow, creepy, with a gothic mood, this psychological head game builds to an interesting climax. I finished the last page and it was kind of I rarely see this in books and I was fascinated as things were revealed that made me change my mind.


It begins with a call one snowy February night. I wouldn’t recommend this one and I am sorry I wasted my time on it.

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The beginning was spooky and well written enough to hook me but then after that the moments of interest were few and far between the doll moving around, the wooden horses being broken as well as the descriptions of Abigail. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. View all 9 comments. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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I loved this book so much. The ending was disappointing and seemed contrived, almost as though the author didn’t quite know how to end it. Some of her search veers into the unbelievable, and I’m not talking about the haunted part. Serles other items do customers buy after viewing this item?