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.