Help for the Haunted by John Searles
Sylvie Mason grew up in an unconventional household. She is the good younger daughter: obedient, thoughtful and a believer in her parents and their ideals. Ruth is the problematic older daughter: argumentative, disobedient and a skeptic, to put it mildly. Sylvie and Ruth’s parents help the haunted; they aid families dealing with demonic and ghostly haunting of both places and people.
One night Sylvie’s parents are called out to the local church in the middle of a snowstorm. Sylvie is bundled up, sitting in the car waiting for them to exit the sanctuary. Then she hears two loud noises. She runs into the church and sees her parents, dead, and then all goes dark for her as well. This is the story of what Sylvie saw that night and how her testimony will seal the fate of a former client of her parents. It is also a story about belief and the power, both healing and destructive, of family.
This is the perfect read to get you in the mood for Halloween. It’s a creepy and suspenseful thriller fans of Michael Koryta will most likely enjoy!