The Canary List

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The Canary List

A Novel

If you're looking for a good book, here it is. I enjoyed this one very much. It's a fast-paced novel which will take you from the West Coast to Vatican City in a heartbeat. I will say there is a heavy influence of the Roman Catholic Church (RC) in this novel (has to be if it ends up in Vatican City). While it seems intrigue is throughout the novel ( a lot of suspense is thrown in too), it is the believability of the characters which makes this a strong story. Also, it is mystical in some places, but in the end it is the extraordinary plot twist this author delivers with a punch which will slay the reader.

The only item I'd argue as a weakness is how realistic Satanism and witches belong inside the Vatican. There will be people who believe in the conspiracies listed in this book, and in truth some of them do have a few grains of historical meanings behind them. And it would not surprise me if there were conspiracies of silence in the Vatican. However, in the end, this is just a novel, and for these purposes, it comes close enough to being believable which further enhances the plot. Kudos to Mr. Brouwer for delivering a great book!

Book Blurb for The Canary List

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.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 4.75