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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. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I was expecting more and something different from John Searles’, Help for the Haunted.

A bright girl who is very intuitive. They aren’t exorcists or psychics and they certainly aren’t parapsychologists. What would you do to protect your family? Do you dare to look into the eye of a serial killer? Lying on the floor and staring at the ceiling. Help for the Haunted is an exceptional piece of storytelling.

Book review: John Searles’s *Help for the Haunted*

It’s the best book I’ve read so far this year. Piatkus Cliff’s Edge Meg Tilly. His hel; was actually the more sensitive of the two, able to help people meditate to find a sense of peace that overcame their fea I so wanted this to be a four star book or even a five but I just couldn’t round up. Add both to Cart Add both to List.


Help for the Haunted by John Searles

Jan 04, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ever the peacemaker, Sylvie wants to give the authorities what they want, including the man arrested for the murders: Searles takes his time introducing us to his characters–Sylvie, her older sister Rose, their demonologist parents, and a handful of suspects–but in a very calibrated way, he doles out chills and family secrets that heighten the tension with each turn of the page.

But it never came. The author holds a couple carrots in front of the reader – the doll, the “possessed” items, among others – but doesn’t allow them to reach their full potential.

hauhted Get to Know Us. Creepy, disturbing, and compelling, with gothic overtones and well-drawn characters. Creepy, funny with fantastic characters, I love this book!

Buy the selected items together This item: This is what audio books are for. A Head Full of Ghosts: There are so many layers to uncover, and nothing is as it first appears to be. It wasn’t ambiguity that bothered me but rather a sense that there really wasn’t all that much going on.


I’m obviously in the minority as far as reviews of this book, but I guess “to each his own”. Are they helping people or just fooling their clients and themselves? Only Publisher’s Weekly’s review “unsettlimg If you like a brilliantly written scary book, one with interesting characters and a puzzle of a mystery, pick this one up.

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Rose and their father clash a lot—probably because they are a lot alike. Set up a giveaway. You don’t see that yet, but I do. 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. And no one in this close-knit community is free of suspicion.

Every element of the plot is revealed in exactly the right seqrles. Sylvie is bright, very sensitive and makes for a sympathetic narrator. 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. The Lost Book of the Grail: