What if you were a 12-year-old foster kid who had a gift you didn’t understand, something that terrified you? What if you confided your fears to a male teacher who tried to help you and found himself accused of inappropriate conduct? That’s the premise of Sigmund Brouwer’s novel, “The Canary List.”
Bestselling author Brouwer takes us on a harrowing journey through the conflict between good and evil in a chilling story of a little girl who can derail conspiracies by the simple ability to sense evil in people. She poses a threat to those in high places and they will stop at nothing to neutralize the threat.
For readers who think that Christian novels can’t possibly be as exciting as secular books, “The Canary List” offers an abrupt enlightenment. The battle between the forces of Heaven and Hell provides all the excitement one could possibly need in a thriller. Brouwer does a good job of keeping the tension at a high pitch throughout the pages.
The scariest part of this book, for me at least, lies in the plausibility, the threat that evil ignores the rules that good tries to follow. Brouwer translates the contrast vividly as we watch a good but broken man try to help a child and run head-on into horror.
The prolific Sigmund Brouwer hits the target of adventure and suspense in “The Canary List.” Don’t read this book for a little light diversion; read it for an adrenalin-pushing, heart-pounding journey into the dark side of life.
“The Canary List” by Sigmund Brouwer
Published by WaterBrook Press