Just a reminder that today, Wednesday, July 30th at 8 PM EST, we are welcoming author John Searles to discuss his most recent novel, Help for the Haunted, 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. If you haven't purchased your copy just yet, you can start reading an excerpt here.
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.
During the live show you can send in questions via the chat function (be sure to register on the site beforehand - choose the free option) or you can call in and ask John a question directly by dialing 347-945-6149. If you're unable to join us at 8 PM, you can leave your questions in the comments. Set your reminder for today's show at 8 PM ET here and return to that same link to listen live!