Camino Island - John Grisham

Camino Island

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 3,313 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightfully lighthearted caper . . . [a] fast-moving, entertaining tale.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist.
        
Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in unsavory ventures.
     
Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous monetary offer convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Cable’s circle of literary friends, to get close to the ringleader, to discover his secrets.

But soon Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise—as only John Grisham can deliver it.

Praise for Camino Island

“A happy lark [that] provides the pleasure of a leisurely jaunt periodically jolted into high gear, just for the fun and speed of it.”The New York Times Book Review

“Sheer catnip . . . [Grisham] reveals an amiable, sardonic edge here that makes Camino Island a most agreeable summer destination.”USA Today

“Fans will thrill with the classic chase and satisfying ending; and book lovers will wallow in ecstasy.”The Florida Times-Union

Reviews

  • Camino Winds

    2
    By Sheena77Blue
    By far the least favorite of Grisham’s books!
  • Not a page-turner

    3
    By Faussie
    Meh, not much going on with this book. Kind of boring. Definitely not like the Grisham books I have loved in the past.
  • Lifelike etc

    3
    By yhf l
    Good characters and character building. Main story is very interesting and other stories were fit in neatly. Leaves some questions unanswered but yields overall satisfaction.
  • Builds up well, but disappoints at the end

    3
    By Rooney !!!!!!
    The story is built up quite well. Makes you think there will be a surprising end. But in the end, leaves you wanting for more.
  • Painfully slow

    2
    By Kamoran1234
    The story includes a lot of dialogue about what makes a book good. Given that, this book seems to mock the reader in that it is painfully slow and doesn't seem worth finishing. Very disappointing for Grisham.
  • Great story!

    5
    By MikeVoories
    Great story!
  • Camino Island

    5
    By Yankees5825
    Great book, and interesting and dynamic characters! I enjoyed this book a lot. Definitely recommend it.
  • Love Grisham...but not this one...sorry!

    2
    By Prescott Lady
    Good read until the end. It appeared that Grisham rushed to complete this novel. Too predictable.
  • What an entertaining story!!

    5
    By Isla60
    Although most of John Grisham's novels are about lawyers, This was a pleasant surprise! He knows how to weave a tale. He knows how to put enough humor and suspense into his stories that you get so wrapped up in the characters you don't want the story to end!!!
  • Played to type

    3
    By geotwaddle
    Pleasant summer read but ultimately unsurprising. So many opportunities to mix it up and depart from the predictable.