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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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Help for the Haunted by John Searles

The hhaunted are a bit of a mystery. The meeting plac Help for the Haunted begins with nine year-old Sylvie Mason overhearing a phone call that her parents received one snowy, February night.

I also did not care for the back and forth in timelines. Want to Read saving….

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He claims to be her brother-in-law’s friend, and not only does he insist on staying, he also offers to help. However, I wasn’t all that bothered. May 02, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Sylvie is determined to find out the truth. Every plotline is woven smoothly hhe the story which is filled with Searles’ wit as well as wonderful creepiness. I had a few small issues sezrles this story, but I was still very happy I got to read this novel.

And it is only when she is asked to write fo profile on one of her reclusive neighbours, the once-glamorous film star Elvira Vitale, that Rose feels her new life is really beginning. In the end, I struggled through it only to be bitterly disappointed by an implausible conclusion.


I have always been a fan but this latest one was a real treasure to read. Someone else was there and it’s that someone that is haunting the memories of Sylvie late at night.

He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The rest came in pieces. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. 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.

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Aug 06, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was just an okay read for me. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own. 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. Please try again later.

Teased by classmates, her mess-up sister Rose as her guardian, things go from bad to worst at times. The murder mystery is intriguing, haunged that’s largely what kept me reading until the end: With it’s interesting title and nice cover art, I was surprised when I finished that the book wasn’t more scary.


As the story moves back and forth in time, through the years leading up to the crime and the months hauntes, 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 them for years. ARC provided by publisher.

The Gray Ghost Murders: Although I liked the main character of Sylvi I was extremely intrigued by the premise of this novel; I thought it would make for a perfect spooky book to read around Halloween.

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From that point on, nothing is ever the same for Sylvie. Does he love his brother or despise him?

HELP FOR THE HAUNTED by John Searles | Kirkus Reviews

I wish I could get my money back for this one. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The character of Sylvie is interesting and well developed, but nearly every other character seems forced or shallow, leaving questions hanging overhead, hoping for more depth.