Book Review: The Canary List

The Canary List
Sigmund Brouwer

(I was privileged to receive an advanced review copy of this book, it will be released June 21, 2011.)

Jaimie is a young girl with a strange talent for sensing evil, even demons, in people. After trying to seek safety and shelter with her teacher, Crockett Grey, both of their lives take a roller coaster ride in the search for truth. The roller coaster ride leads them to the presence of evil among the highest officials in the Catholic Church. When Crockett learns just how big the problem is and how deeply it is embedded in the highest ranks of the Catholic Church, he decides he will stop at nothing to protect Jaimie and clear his name.

I’ve read and enjoyed a few books by Sigmund Brouwer in the past and this one did not disappoint. The way this story is told keeps in line with authors such as Ted Dekker, though not quite as bizarre. The writing keeps the reader turning the pages trying to figure out that will happen next; just when you think you know what is coming, Brouwer throws a curveball and you’re left trying to figure it all out again. Though some may feel this book casts the Catholic Church in a negative light, I do not believe this to be anything other just part of the story.  Others may disagree, but you must keep in mind that this book is a story, not an op-ed piece on the catholic and its politics.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Waterbrook Press. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.


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