Crockett Grey is a teacher of troubled children. He has gone through a terrible tragedy and all he wants to do is start his summer vacation by forgetting his problems. Little does he know that one of his student’s, Jaimie Piper, is on her way to his house with a whole new, terrifying set of problems of her own. Now Crockett is in a race for his life, trying to solve Jaimie’s nightmare in order to end his own, even if that means taking on the largest religious organization on the planet!
The Canary List is a standard “good vs. evil” suspense story. Big, bad evil! But do consider yourself warned: Anyone sensitive to controversial criticism regarding the Catholic Church may not care for this book. At times it can be incredibly disturbing, due to the intense subject matter, namely child abuse, some of which has been well documented in real life.
This is the first book I’ve ever read by Sigmund Brouwer and I, personally, found it to be quite intriguing. It is very reminiscent of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. And while The Canary List is a work of fiction, it is written in a manner that seems to imply that it may be based on factual occurrences. Makes a person wonder…
(Received complimentary copy for review purposes only.)