Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Canary List: A Novel by Sigmund Brouwer
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.
The cover of this book seems to draw you in...the bright yellow of the girls dress. This is not a story about birds or Canaries!
At first I struggled to get into this story...not my kind of book! As the story progresses I found myself getting more and more into it. The character's seemed very real...like Jamie I wanted to go live with Nanna. Are there really deamons running around like in this book? One would hope not, but then I'm not so sure.
You find yourself being drawn in by the innocent teacher just wanting to block out the day his little daughter died, and wanting help for the little girl! Wanting to help these 2 the book does become a page turner. Know some of the facts in this book I have read about before, so is there truth in this story? You will have to judge for yourself!
Wait until you get to the end! It will have you scratching your head and wondering about the whole story! Yes I would recommend this book, and hope it is just fiction!
I was provided with a copy of this book by Waterbrook Press, I was not required to give a favorable review, and the opinions expressed are my own