Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:
This was a very good book.  Crockett Grey is mourning the anniversary of his daughter's death the same way he does every year when Jaimie shows up at his house.  A series of horrible and bazaar events occur and Crockett is determined to help Jaimie.  The problem is she is running from an Evil that only she can feel.  But how deep does the conspiracy run that is keeping the secrets?
The plot was great, there were plenty of twists, turns and bumps along the way.  Characters were developed wonderfully and fully.  The intensity of the book was major!  I wouldn't let any young readers read the book, just for that reason.  I seriously felt like getting up and locking my doors as I read this book!
I rate this a 4/5.  I was completely taken in!
Thank you to Waterbrook for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Sigmund Brouwer is one of my favorite authors and this book is on my to read list