“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane—the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.” —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing
John Grisham, #1 bestselling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem.
With Camino Winds, America’s favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape.
Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .
Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm.
The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce’s and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson’s injuries suggests that the storm wasn’t the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head.
Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson’s novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson’s computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there—in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists—and far more dangerous.
Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach read—# 1 bestselling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.
John Ray Grisham Jr. (; born February 8, 1955) is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. His recent kids books about Theodore Boone have been a big hit around the world. Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University and received a J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for about a decade and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from January 1984 to September 1990.His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it. As of 2012, his books had sold over 275 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the other two being Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling.Grisham's first bestseller, The Firm, sold more than seven million copies. The book was adapted into a 1993 feature film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise, and a 2012 TV series which continues the story ten years after the events of the film and novel. Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, Skipping Christmas, and A Time to Kill. Grisham's latest book (which is also his 40th published novel), The Guardians, explores the story of Cullen Post, a defense attorney and Episcopal priest, who works to overturn a wrongful conviction. ..
This book was boring and as another reviewer said, far too drawn out. The characters are disinteresting and hard to connect with in a way that draws you in. Was really hoping for more from Grisham. 15
BORING book. This has to be one of the worst books by Grisham if not the worst. The plot is very slow, and the whole book seems like one huge rambling run on sentence. Very repetitive. What an embarrassment for Grisham. Don’t waste your money on this garbage. 15
I’ve been a John Grisham fan for a long time but him mentioning President Trump in Camino Winds in an unfavorable way didn’t make me happy. So John if you happen to read this how about sticking to writing and leave your politics out of it. You could lose a lot of fans if you don’t. Personally I don’t push my political beliefs on anyone I do my politics at the voting booths. 45
Excellent book. 55
Grisham does it again! Not so desperately exciting to be read in a single all-nighter, but nice to savor over a couple days at the beach. 55
Much too wordy and trite, poor story line. Story stretched out to ad nauseam Could have been written in less then 100 pages Totally disappointed in Grisham’s need to pop out such a book of this quality 15
Great characters as usual! 55
Been reading Grisham for years. What a flop! Not worth reading. 15
Easy, enjoyable, and fun read. 55
It took Grisham seemingly forever to decide which way his story would unravel - but he eventually got there. 45