Help for the Haunted: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Searles

Narrated By: Emma Galvin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: September 2013

Duration: 14 hours 39 minutes


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.


  • NATALEE Kinstler

    "at last" which is a way overdone phrase used throughout the book....this book ends with no real payoff. The plot build up leads you to believe a lot is going on, but in the end terrible!

Help for the Haunted: A Novel

by John Searles

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Help for the Haunted: A Novel, John Searles