Monday, May 28, 2012

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer: A Book Review

The Canary List: A Novel by Sigmund Brouwer is a dark tale that follows Jamie Piper, a child of the foster care system that can sense something most children can't - evil.  Crockett Grey, her teacher, just wants to mark the anniversary of his daughters death alone with a bottle of liquor.  (Read the 1st chapter here!)

While I found the book's premise interesting and the opening chapters engaging, I thought the book really failed to deliver its promise.  The characters were underdeveloped and the story line was confusing.  The only thing I found truly intriguing was the Catholic tie-in and discussion of true possession.  Everything else bored me.

If you're looking for a supernatural Christian thriller, this book definitely has some of those elements (dark vs light, good vs evil, etc).  But if you're looking for a real page-turner that will keep you up at night, this is not that book!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for an honest review. 

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