Help for the Haunted
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Help for the Haunted

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 619 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
  • Harperluxe
  • New York
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062253735
  • 9780062253736
  • 790,380

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-The family demons are more troubling than the supernatural ones in John Searles' new novel...Sylvie's flashbacks and exploration of her mom and dad's relationship will haunt readers' hearts after they turn the final page.---USA Today
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Back cover copy

When young Sylvie Mason and her mother and father are lured to an old church on the outskirts of town, she has no idea that the night will end with her parents' murders. As the narrative weaves back and forth through the years leading up to the crime and the months following, Sylvie searches for answers and uncovers secrets that have haunted her family for years.
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Rating details

11,928 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 18% (2,162)
4 38% (4,529)
3 32% (3,831)
2 9% (1,094)
1 3% (312)
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