Monday, June 13, 2011

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer - A Review by jubilee

This review is a FIRST review.  The html that was provided to me isn't working, so I will have to wing it.

Sigmund Brouwer
WaterBrook Press (June 21, 2011)

***Special thanks to Lynette Kittle, Senior Publicist, WaterBrook Multnomah, a Division of Random House for sending me a review copy.***


Sigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of Broken Angel and nineteen other novels, with close to three million books in print. His work has appeared in Time, The Tennessean, on Good Morning America and other media. Sigmund is married to recording artist Cindy Morgan and has two young daughters.

My Take

This was a very compelling read. It is so different from my usual fiction fare. This is no historical romance, dear reader. This is a thriller. A very modern day thriller.

I didn't want to put it down. Not even to feed the kids, do the laundry or brush my hair. The Calm One had to pick up the slack where I left off. Minus the hygeine routine, of course. There was a pan of mac and cheese that almost burned and clothes that were left out on the line way too long because I was reading.

I found my self wishing that the book was longer. Not a longer story per se, but more detailed. This is not a criticism of the book, please understand. I just wanted to become more deeply invested in the two main characters, Jaimie and Crockett. Because I am a sucker for great characters.

The story was completely credible. I did not have to suspend my disbelief at all. I don't usally go for books that have to do with dem*ns and sat*nic worship, but I was eager to read a novel by the author and was willing to take a chance. I was not disappointed. A person can encounter more graphic descriptions of evil on CSI or Supernatural than in this novel. A good thing in my estimation. I just don't need more to feed my overactive imagination.

I can't wait to read more from Sigmund Brouwer
If you want to read the first chapter of The Canary List, then click here.

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