Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review - "The Canary List"

"The Canary List" written by Sigmund Brouwer weaves a story that is filled with hurt, lies, and misunderstandings, but also kindness and grief. Jaimie runs to the refuge of an elementary school teacher's home as she senses she needs to run for her life. The teacher, Crockett, is dealing with his own struggles, yet he seeks to help this girl. However, he becomes framed for being a pedophile and finds himself immersed in this darkness that Jaimie senses and is a part of her life.

Honestly, this book was not really what I thought it would be be. I found it to be confusing at times as the story went along, due to how the story flowed. The characters were well-developed and I thought they were very believable, but I found the story hard to get into at times. Jaimie is like so many children being moved around from foster home to foster home and is misunderstood. I would have liked the focus to be more on the characters and less emphasis on the Catholic Church; however I do see the need for this as well. If you enjoy supernatural books or thrillers, you will probably enjoy this book.
*I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for a honest review.*

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