Canary by Duane Swierczynski | Review

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This is the first Duane Swierczynski book I have read and I must say I’m glad I did.

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

19-year-old Sarie Holland gets busted by a narcotics cop when taking a friend unknowingly on a drug run.  She is then turned into a Confidential Informant and must learn about the drug trade and give up some names.  Naive and innocent at first, Sarie quickly learns the rules of the game and does what she must to stay alive and out of jail.

Canary is a gripping crime novel full of suspense and action. Told from multiple perspectives, readers get to see events unfold through the eyes of different characters. This unique way of storytelling shows how people interpret their surroundings in individual ways. Although the content is strong and could be gruesome, Swierczynski writes in a way that spares readers of gory details and leaves images to the reader’s imagination.

This novel is a must-read. It is suspenseful, faced-paced, and intriguing. Once I got started, I couldn’t put Canary down.

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