Book Review: The Canary List

The Canary List is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that follows a young girl who can sense evil and the school teacher she turned to for help. Jaimie (the girl) sneaks out of her foster parent's house one night when she senses the evil in a man who came to the door looking for her. She flees to the house of her teacher, Mr. G. She runs again the next morning, unaware that the thanks he'll get for helping her include charges of impropriety and suspicion of murder. As he fights to get his life back, Mr. G. also tries to protect Jaimie and unravel a web of conspiracy in the Catholic church.

The characters in this novel are very believable and well written. The story is fast paced and exciting - the pages simply fly by. While the book itself is published by a Christian publisher, and there are definitely Christian themes, it's not a hit-you-over-the-head-with-salvation type of Christian novel (in fact, there's very little Christianity in it -- it deals with the Catholic church in much the same way that the DaVinci Code did - and I don't think anyone would classify that as "Christian fiction".) If you like suspense that dabbles with the supernatural, this is a fantastic read.

I received this book for review by the publisher, Waterbrook Press.

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