June 21, 2011

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer

All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter's death alone. That's it. But after one of his students, Jaimie Piper, knocks on his window that night scared to death, his life will never be the same. Jaimie isn't your typical 12-year old girl. She's not afraid of the dark, the Boogeyman, or even an abusive family member. She's afraid of evil.

I can't tell you a whole lot of the story without giving it away, but the basic idea is that Crockett is a teacher who because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, is now in the middle of a mess including super-hackers, demon chasers, and the Vatican mafia. And all he really wants to do is clear his name so he can be a good father to his little boy Mickey.

This book was interesting and kept me guessing until the very last page, which is hard to do. It was a little hard to follow at times with all of the Vatican history and talk about demons and witches, but I understood the general idea behind the plot and like one of the reviews on the back of the book said, "What's darkly horrifying...is the plausibility of the story." And once you read the book you'll understand that comment. Overall a decent book but not my favorite. 3 stars.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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