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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Now, nearly a year later, she is ostracized by her peers, and the fate of the murder suspect rests in her unsure hands. He was a loving jlhn and father, with everything to live for.

Micro-Resilience by Bonnie St. Yet all she remembers is that they were not alone. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Fiction Novel with parents whose occupation as Paranormal investigators is similar to Ed and Lorraine Warren. 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 ofr. On a scorching summer afternoon in the suburbs of Florence, a small girl goes missing at a crowded swimming pool and is never seen alive again.

Together they were the Masons, somewhat famous for banishing haunted items like a hatchet or a large doll, or just helping troubled flr.

I have some sympathy for the critics of this novel. And Kane’s not the only one trying to figure out where Joanna Lake has gone or what she learned before disappearing. Our Books See all Books. As it was, though, the story was just okay for me.


Searles is a good writer when he wants to be. The meeting place is an old church, and Sylvie is told to stay in the car while the parents go inside hoping to talk with Rose. Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades – including her own long-missing sister. But for all the time spent uncovering their history, her parents remain murky set pieces, their paranormal abilities and activities never wholly understood.

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I am looking forward to reading more by this author. The couple dabbles in spiritualism, albeit heavily cloaked in Christianity.

Some, like yours, burn brighter than others. A Head Full of Ghosts: Sylvie, however, is resilient and determined to uncover secrets about her parents that may have lead to their death. You won’t be able to guess this until you’re near the end and I admit I didn’t figure it out in advance of the revelation. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Please try again later. Playing house has never been so tempting This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her mother and father have an uncommon occupation: Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second searlds.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In short, the murky-factor in this one is high; it does take some patience to get through.


There are so many layers to uncover, and nothing is as it first appears to be. The Lost Book of the Grail: Praise for Solace Island: Aug 06, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: They show up and hang around for a while, then it’s as if the author decided he was bored with them and pushes them to the back burner.

Our youngest sister, Keri, was left behind. Information for Authors Press Booksellers and Distributors. Lying in her bed, fourteen-year-old Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. She is hoping for nothing more than a break from her demanding young family, but as she soon finds out, this most ancient and beautiful of cities has its dark side.

Help for the Haunted

They are fantastic in size. I felt it got a little muddled in the last fourth of the book but it ended quite like I thought it would. What’s the Name o But just what is happening in the basement now, sounds that seem to emanate from beneath the house, it seems like something below is not happy that Sylvie’s parents are no longer among the living and are deeply upset hlp the current state of things.

I had a few small issues with this story, but I was still very happy I got to read this novel. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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