Book Review: The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
Publication Date: June 21, 2011

Twelve-year-old Jamie Piper can sense evil, and her race to safety brings that evil to the door of teacher Crockett Grey. Within hours, he has lost his reputation and is about to lose what he loves most... his relationship with his son. Tempted to give up, he instead chooses to fight against the darkness, a choice that leads him to discover haunting secrets and places him in the middle of a battle with far reaching implications, a battle for control of the Vatican.

I continue to be amazed at the different works that have been penned by Sigmund Brouwer. Every so often, I will be a few pages into a book and I'll stop and think to myself, “this is going to be a good book”; several of Brouwer's novels have been books such as these, and The Canary List was definitely one of them. The book was impossible to put down, the scenes vivid and chilling, a completely captivating read. I found the plot both believable and fantastical, such that I will look at the Catholic church through new eyes and wonder what if this were true? Brouwer has expertly blended faith and science in tackling questions about demons and the reality of their existence, and the result is a fascinating read.

A splendid novel that will haunt my thoughts for days to come, I cannot recommend this book higher. 5 of 5 stars.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of completing this review.

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