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Help for the Haunted

(2013)
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It begins with a call one snowy February night. Lying in her bed, young Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her mother and father have an uncommon occupation: helping "haunted souls" find peace. And yet something in Sylvie senses that this call is different from the others, especially when they are lured to the old church on the outskirts of town. Once there, her parents disappear, one after the other, behind the church's red door, leaving Sylvie alone in the car. Not long after, she drifts off to sleep, only to wake to the sound of gunfire.

As the story weaves back and forth through the years leading up to that night and the months following, the ever-inquisitive Sylvie searches for answers and uncovers secrets that have haunted her family for years.

Capturing the vivid eeriness of Stephen King's works and the quirky tenderness of John Irving's novels, Help for the Haunted is told in the captivating voice of a young heroine who is determined to discover the truth about what happened on that winter night.

Genre: Horror

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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Help for the Haunted: A Novel
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-06-077963-2 / 978-0-06-077963-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Help for the Haunted
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-7515-5590-8 / 978-0-7515-5590-5 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Help for the Haunted: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-06-077964-0 / 978-0-06-077964-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Help for the Haunted
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-7515-5588-6 / 978-0-7515-5588-2 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Help for the Haunted
Author(s): John Searles
ISBN: 0-06-225373-5 / 978-0-06-225373-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Help for the Haunted: A Novel
Author(s): John Searles
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Help for the Haunted: A Novel
Author(s): John Searles
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Help for the Haunted
Author(s): John Searles
Publisher: Sphere
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September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Help for the Haunted: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): John Searles
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA