Saturday, November 19, 2011


Title: The Canary List
Author: Sigmund Brouwer  
Publisher:  Waterbrook Press
Available:  Now
Source:  Blogging For Books

Genre:  Christian Suspense

About the Book:
Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when Evil is hunting you?
 She’s just a twelve year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues. But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can’t—something dark. Something compelling her to run for her life.
 All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter’s death alone.
 But when his student Jaimie comes to him, terrified, her need for protection collides with his grief, and a tangled web of bizarre events sends them both spiraling toward destruction.
 Crockett’s one hope of getting his life back is to uncover the mysterious secrets of Jaimie’s past and her strange gift. It isn’t long before his discoveries lead him to a darker conspiracy, secrets guarded by the highest seat of power in the world—the Vatican.

My Take:
I wasn't sure how to take this book.  When it started out I hated it.  Why should I read a book about a troubled girl when there is so much wrong in the world now.  But..the book began to get involved. There is a lot of talk about the Vatican and the Catholic religion, but I actually learned a little more about the Vatican during the reading.  There are several spots that will make you wonder if murder and deceit is acceptable when a greater good is involved, which will lead you to examine your own faith if you are religious.  However...  if you like a good suspenseful read with just a slight bit of religion..this would be a good pick.   

My recommendation:  Don't pick it up if you are looking for something light hearted for the season..but if you need something to sink your teeth in, pick it up!
I was given a copy of this book for the sole purpose of an honest review.

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