Help for the Haunted
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
This book was a nice follow up after The Demonologist since I started reading it right after I returned the latter. Not saying the characters were based off the Warrens but they were totally based off the Warrens. In Help for the Haunted, Sylvie Mason, the daughter of renowned paranormal investig...
This book turned up on the office paperback swap shelf and I thought I'd give it a go. It's basically a young-adult novel with some paranormal overtones.The book begins with 12-year-old Sylvie's parents being murdered in a church. For lack of a better way to put it, her parents are "ghostbusters" wh...
Help for the Haunted was nothing like I expected it to be but I really enjoyed it. Narrated by Sylvia, the youngest daughter it is a mixture of trying to come to terms with her parents murder, adapting to her new life with her sister as a guardian and their life growing up with her parents who have ...
Publication Date: Available Now from Sphere. Source: Publisher Proof Copy. It begins with a call in the middle of snowy February evening. Lying in her bed, young Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her m...
Sylvie Mason's parents were murdered in February, 1989, and she's been lying ever since. Sylvie told the police that she saw a man who had been harassing the possession/haunting experts since the previous fall at the church where they died. But when a witness places that man far from the scene of th...