Camino Island - John Grisham

Camino Island

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 87 Ratings

Description

The Sunday Times 'Thriller of the Month', Mail on Sunday 'Thriller of the Week' and Sun 'Best for Mystery-Lovers'.

John Grisham's novels have sold over 300 million copies worldwide. CAMINO ISLAND is both an unputdownable beach read and a thriller for book lovers, beginning with a literary heist and finishing with a cat and mouse duel between a beguiling criminal and the woman set to uncover his guilt.

The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University.

Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace.

Dealing in stolen books is a dark business, and few are initiated to its arts - which puts Bruce Kable right on the FBI's Rare Asset Recovery Unit's watch list.

A struggling writer burdened by debts, Mercer Mann spent summers on Florida's idyllic Camino Island as a kid, in her grandmother's beach cottage. Now she is being made an offer she can't refuse: to return to the peace of the island, to write her novel - and get close to a certain infamous bookseller, and his interesting collection of manuscripts . . .

'This story takes you into the dark underworld of the black market for rare books. Think Da Vince Code meets Sherlock Holmes' Sun

'The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you'll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime' Heat

Reviews

  • Camino Island

    5
    By Ieuan Edwards
    One of Grisham’s best novels. Ieuan Edwards
  • Brilliant read

    5
    By Pheebyloulou
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It has the flavour of Grishams earlier work such as A Time to Kill, with great quirkiness to the characters and an light, humourous vibe. Easy to become absorbed with. A recommended holiday read for sure.
  • Camino Island

    1
    By webby-rj
    A steady read that led me in, but i was wanting the plot to develop. It didnt until the last couple of pages, and even then it was weak! Might have been written by a Ghost writer! Didnt feel like a Grisham !
  • Camino Island

    5
    By rbmountbures
    I always snap up a Grisham novel during our family summer holiday. This one is a break from the legal stuff I normally insist on, but is by no means a disappointment. The characters are introduced fluidly and the plot is simply gripping throughout. Female or male, old or young, you'll be hooked from beginning to end. Richard Bryant Colchester UK
  • Yes, yes, yes!

    5
    By 216583
    Brilliantly concocted! About time Mr Grisham. Apart from Grey Mountain, some of your recent story lines had become a little hackneyed, a little thin on well rounded, plausible characters. You have won me back.
  • Good read

    4
    By chris ek
    Good read. The book entertained me (hard to do) and inspired me. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 star is lack of depth of emotion of main character. Thanks, hope to read more of same author books for good escapism.