Monday, April 25, 2011

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer

Title 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.

What I Can Tell You:  
From the beginning pages, I felt this was going to be a great book. The thought of a teacher spending every year drinking to forget the death of his own daughter is horrible. Then to have a girl (his student) show up, while his mourning is in full affect disturbing. Why is she here? She is running from something evil. An evil, she knows is trying to get her. Being a good teacher and gets "Nana" his next door neighbor to take care of her so they help her and he can sober up. When they try to bring her home, their is a barricade on her street because there has been a fire. Crockett takes her home and she stays at his neighbors. The next morning she is knocking trying to get in because he has to "hide her".  

He is taken in for questioning and it is assumed that he has taken advantage of a young girl. Suddenly there are complaints from other students on his record and Nana is missing. The story follows the same path as some Dan Brown's DeVinci Code and Angels and Demons where Vatican conspiracy theories take over and the story of "the people" gets lost.  

If you loved Angels and Demons and stories about good vs evil, you will love this book!

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review" for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I should have to find this book. I always wanted to read book this days and searching for a good read today. This one is noted.


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