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 that reeled me in from the beginning, starting with young Jaime. From the start, the reader can see there is something "special" about her, and as the book progressed, I was thoroughly engrossed, anxious to find out what was to become of her and the other characters involved.
Brouwer is a very talented author, able to pain vivid images with his words and able to keep focus in a fast-paced story. He is the author of Broken Angel, as well as 19 other novels with close to 3 million books in print. This thriller, The Canary List, is the first of his novels I have read, but it certainly will not be the last.
Look for The Canary List on June 21, 2011, and in the meantime, download the first chapter at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/tag/th...