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 wanted more descriptions of what the pare I enjoyed the story and the main character. 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.

I wish I jojn get my money back for this one.


An expertly-wrought, coming-of-age story with a healthy dose of creepiness Every element of jonn plot is revealed in exactly the right place. Apr 07, Karin Slaughter rated it it was amazing.

View high res cover image. Micro-Resilience by Bonnie St. 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.

Jan 07, Mary Kubica rated it really liked it. But he tends to rehash the same ideas and events, and drags out the story too much. There is a reasonable answer to every event, and masquerading behind the imagination of a child does not sustain a plot built on smoke, mirrors and creepy people with haunged complexes. 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.


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And the younger sister is so passive about so many aspects of her life. Please try again later. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I wanted to know more. Jun 02, Crystal Craig rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Some of her search veers into the unbelievable, and I’m not talking about the haunted part. Searles is a good writer when he wants to be. Why were they even in the book?

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Preview — Help for the Haunted by John Searles. I absolutely loved the character of Sylvie, as well as many of the other truly unique haunteed in the novel.

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Oct 14, Donnelle rated it liked it. Ghosts don’t scare me. Sep 04, Valentina rated it really liked it. All of the characters are richly developed here. She does a fabulous job describing the stranger aspects of her childhood, what her parents did for a living, and rehashing the incident at the church in the middle that changed her life forever.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Slowly, Sylvie breaks out of her good-girl mold to uncover greater truths about her sister, herself and what happened the night of the killing.

Start reading Help for the Haunted: Holier-Than-Thou, ever ready to save a soul in distress; a disgruntled uncle who finds solace in the bottle; Rosie raging at the world. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of hel; murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own. Trivia About Help for the Haunted. She knows her parents help troubled people that no one else can and has been the reason for people treating her and her sister Rose different from other kids you’d know in school.

And here’s my biggest beef: However, as Gina’s week in Florence unfolds and the party draws near, a terrible discovery is made. I’m pretty patient in that regard but even I, wanted more. All the Missing Girls: Then there are aspects that don’t make sense, like Abigail and the doll.

The chills deliver, but the depth of the story is what really sets this book apart.