The Canary List: A Novel
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Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when Evil is hunting you?

She’s just a twelve year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues.But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can’t—something dark. Some...more
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Published June 21st 2011 by WaterBrook Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Emily
Overall Review: This book made me want to double lock my doors, arm the alarm system and put bars on the windows. Seriously scary stuff!! We are tossed into a web of lies, deceit, power, and secrecy that is centered within the highest powers of the Vatican. Crockett Grey, a regular teacher with his own stack of personal problems, becomes embroiled in something way over his head, all because a student comes to him for help and he cares enough to do something. We watch as the 'powers that be' firs...more
Annmarie
Pretty decent suspense novel featuring a Vatican conspiracy with supernatural elements. Starts off lively and fast paced, gets a bit too pleased with itself for its convolutions of plot, but overall decent. I don't think I've read more than a scant handful of Christian novels, so I thought I'd branch out.

Teacher and surfer Crockett Grey (our hero, with that name, you know he'll be a rugged individualist) is having his once a year Scotch whiskey drunk fest at home on the anniversary of his young...more
April
Crockett Grey just wants to spend the anniversary of his daughter's death alone, but when his troubled student, 12 year old Jaime Piper, shows up at his home, afraid and needing protection, he soon finds himself entangled in a web of bizarre events.

Crockett must find out the secrets of Jaime's past and of her strange gifts in order to help her, and to get his life back. But he soon finds himself involved in a dark conspiracy which reaches all the way to the Vatican.

This book was a page-turner t...more
Maureen Timerman
Synopsis

Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when Evil is hunting you?

She’s just a twelve year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues. But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can’t—something dark. Something compelling her to run for her life.

All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter’s death...more
Sarah
I found this book incredibly confusing. I think Brouwer's writing style is maturing, but possibly not his sense of storytelling. I wasn't sure A) for what audience this book might be intended, and B) whether it was meant to end so ambiguously or is set up for a sequel. It seemed too boring for teen/YA (style and subject and age of main characters), yet also too boring for adults (tame "action" sequences, lame personal and interpersonal struggles). It also seemed like the plot took one twist too...more
Britni
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...more
Gina Conroy
I've enjoyed all of Sigmund Brouwer's books, Canary List is no exception. The premise was interesting. A 12 year old girl that can feel evil is needed for a bigger purpose, a demon possessed Pope elect, and an innocent teacher in the middle of a conspiracy. I gave it three stars because I felt the ending was lacking a bit in answering some questions, but it was an acceptable ending to the story. Just not one I felt completely satisfied, yet it kept me reading while exercising on the elliptical a...more
Theresa
Jun 13, 2011 Theresa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy Christian Fiction, suspense & thrillers
Recommended to Theresa by: FIRST
Take a young girl, a caring teacher, throw in some conspiracy, the Catholic Church, politics, and demon possession, shake them all up, and you've got "The Canary List" in a nutshell. This suspenseful read, kept me quite interested in both the characters and storyline. Jaimie and Mr. G are both characters you can't help but get involved with. They are likeable and both in situations you want to help them with, but wonder how. The twists and red herrings will keep you guessing and the surprise end...more
Aimee
Terrible book. Didn't even read much of it. It was given to me free at the Christian bookstore. I'm not sure why the Christian bookstore was handing these out, but first of all there was a disclaimer at the front of the book about the danger of being too curious about the devil and devil worship and the the book goes on to talk about devil worship ceremonies in detail - what!? The lead character apparently can sense evil and whatever - not going to read it! Not going to pass it on! It's in the t...more
Wilma
The Canary List
By Sigmund Brouwer

Jamie Piper is a twelev year old who can sense evil.She tries to find safety with her teacher Crockett Grey.Crockett is getting drunk on the anniversary of his daughter death who died from cancer.
Jamie only brings trouble to him.He ia accused of child molestation and is arrested.Crocket tries to uncover what has happen to him and where Jamie has gone.
As the mess gets darker he finds the vatican is watching him and he doesn't know why.
The Canary list makes you wo...more
Henry McLaughlin
Jaimie Piper is a twelve-year-old girl with a powerful gift that is driving her crazy. She can detect evil in other people. This dark, overwhelming force has tormented her for years. When its latest manifestation threatens, she turns to her favorite teacher, Crocket Grey, for help.

His efforts to help Jaimie soon land Grey in the hottest water possible. He is accused of possessing child pornography and of molesting students. He is soon the target of a kidnapping and murder investigation. All this...more
Verena
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Tabitha
The Canary List, by Sigmund Brouwer, is one of those novels that the synopsis doesn’t quite assure you what you’re going to get when you crack open the cover. You know, the ones where the author let’s you in just enough to peak your interest but not enough for you to actually know if it’s “the kind of book you’ll like?”

Darkness is chasing twelve-year-old foster child Jamie, She has three things: a bracelet; a therapist; and hope that her teacher, Mr. G, is someone who can help her. Said teache...more
Christina Welbourne
Meh.. this was ok. It started out really good and I was all into the story; couldn't put it down. But as these thinsg sometimes go, it lost its momentum for me about half way through. But it wasn't a complete waste of time. I liked the conspiracy theory idea. Just not my favorite novel Sigmund Brower has written.
Sheri Salatin
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." --Ephesians 6:12

[The canary list] The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer is about a twelve year old girl, Jaimie Piper who is extra sensitive to Evil. She is an orphan who has been shuffled from foster home to foster home her entire life. Her greatest need? To be safe and loved.

Enter Crockett Grey, Jaimie's school teac...more
Yvonne
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 Canar...more
Candy
The Canary List is the first book I have ever read by Sigmund Brouwer, and of course it has given me yet another author that I must go back and read his past works. The main theme addresses demon possession and child abuse within the Catholic church, and while some have said this book is a blatant attack on the church, I didn't get that impression while reading the book.
Jamie Piper is a 12 year old foster child who can sense evil in people and feels evil hunting her. While running from this e...more
Kate
Crocket Grey looks to liquor one time a year to mourn his daughter Ashleys death. When 12 yr old Jaimie looks through his home window she wonders about what life would be like having a family to call her own having lived in foster care all her life. Jaimie possessing a (sixth sense) combats and dodges evil forces that always finds her and wants to harm her. Seeking safe shelter in the home of Crocket Grey, who is actually her teacher, whom she calls Mr G has its complications for him. Accusation...more
Autumn Blues Reviews
A masterpiece, Sigmund uses truth and fiction to expose disturbing mind probing realities of dark corruption concealed deep within the veils of our current dimension.

Sigmund is one of those authors everyone longs to be. He weaves fiction with fact in a tale that will keep you in a trance. As I read this book I began to look at my own life and what I have been taught and brought up to believe as a Roman Catholic. Being sensitive I could relate to Jaimie in many ways throughout this novel since I...more
Marianne
Aug 02, 2011 Marianne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any one who enjoys suspense
The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer was everything and more than i expected from him. It has been quite some time since i delved into a Brower novel, and i was not sure just how this one would compare with some of his earlier ones. I found this one to be just as gripping or more so.



The characters are well rounded, and the scenery vivid, from the coast of California to Italy and the Vatican.

From the first sentence, where we read that a young boy is abused, to the last words of the catholic Father...more
Shannon
Jaimie Piper, is only 12 years old, and she is running from something dark, something evil. She senses things that other kids can't, and she wants to find refuge. Crockett Grey, a teacher, wants to mark the anniversary of his daughter's death, getting drunk, and being alone. When Jaimie turns to Grey for help everything spins out of control for both of them. Grey is accused of being inappropreate with Jaimie and Jamimie is blamed for her foster parents house burning down. Grey is being framed an...more
Alexis Neal
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Bill Garrison
Sigmund Brouwer has been writing novels for years, but THE CANARY LIST is the first novel of his I've read. The novel opens with a bang, and as I read, I just knew I'd be adding Brouwer to my list of "can't miss" authors. Unfortunately, the last third of the book gets bogged down in complicated plot details that really don't make any sense, and abandon what made the novel so strong in the beginning.

On the night Crocket Grey plans to get drunk and honor the anniversary of his daughter's death, 12...more
Clockstein Lockstein
The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer is a fast-paced conspiracy tale with a plenty of twists and turns. Crockett Grey is still battling the grief of losing his daughter Ashley to cancer a few years ago. He pours his heart into teaching troubled kids including Jaimie Piper, a twelve-year-old girl with her own tragic past. When Jaimie comes to his house one night, running away from her foster home, it turns Crockett's entire world upside down. Child pornography is found in his home, the only person...more
David Santos
What a story! This book raised a lot of emotions in me. Boredom being the first. Hope you're good in math, because my rating system took some time to figure out. In this review you get the good and the bad. Let's start with the bad...

I fell asleep three times in the first two pages. I have diagnosed myself with A.D.D. and this book confirms it. Some reviews say it is a fast paced book. Well, I'm on page 15 and I've seen turtles move faster than this book. I can just picture this story being told...more
Alison Fees
I don't normally read Christian novels but the cover and the synopsis of this book caught my attention. I'm glad I picked this book to read. I enjoyed the plot and the twists and turns it took along the way. I found the characters easy to relate to and understand. I truly felt for Crockett throughout the story due to his overwhelming loss in his life. I could feel his emotions come through in the way the story was written and loved his way of thinking things through.



There was plenty of mystery...more
Pauline Creeden
The Canary List was a disappointment. Brouwer is an excellent writer with the abilty to draw you in and place you on the edge of your seat. The book shocked me in the beginning. I thought this is supposed to be Christian Fiction? Because of the intensely satanic scenes in the first chapter, and other superficial suggestions of satanism, I was shocked that this was published as CF.

Like a Dan Brown novel, the book centers around the Catholic Church. The book has spy manipulated crime, kidnapping,...more
Diana
I just finished reading The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer. I have to make a disclaimer--I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The book started out a little slowly for my taste--I had trouble getting into it. But about a quarter of the way into it, I realized I couldn't put it down! The story picks up the pace and moves very quickly, twisting and turning until literally the last page.

The story concerns a young girl Jaime who insists she can "se...more
Avry15
originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

After reading the description, I thought this book is like Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, but after reading it, Canary List may have the issues of conspiracies in the Vatican Church, but this is more like pointing out that there may be evil in the Church but not everyone and is less “scandalous”.

The Canary List is set in present day Vatican City (for the most part). Brouwer's writing is engaging and nearly three dimensional. The descriptions are vivid...more
Dee Bibb
Title: The Canary List
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Waterbrook Press

The Canary List is a masterfully crafted, chilling, and thought-provoking story written by Sigmund Brouwer about a twelve-year old girl named Jaimie Piper who has no difficulty detecting evil in people.

Jaime is a twelve-year old girl that has been in and out of foster homes since she was an infant. Due to her attitude and behavior she has been placed in classes for challenged students where she comes in contact with, teache...more
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Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee. He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his Rock&Roll Literacy Show.
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