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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. So
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ebook, 304 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by WaterBrook (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
Maureen Timerman
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
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
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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
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Britni
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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April
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sarah
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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
Theresa
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Wilma
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Aimee
May 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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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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