"This is the first book I’ve read by John Searles and it won’t be the last. Help for the Haunted is both a creepy ghost story and a coming of age story for Sylvie Mason who awakes to find her parents have been murdered. Her older sister is now in charge and that means Sylvie really has to fend for herself. As Sylvie hunts for the truth behind the murder, she faces more than just ghosts from the past. The secrets and danger she faces may well haunt readers for a long time."