Book Review-Camino-Winds

Camino Winds

(Camino-Island #2)

by

John Grisham

***

 

Camino Winds is the second of two books (so far) by John Grisham, in the Camino Island series.   It also contains some of the Camino Island characters plus a few additions.  However, author Mercer Mann is not central to this story line. Fortunately Camino Winds has little in common with Camino Island, except for a few carry over characters, which play minor roles, and the setting.

Camino Winds focuses on the aftermath of once in a lifetime Cyclone Leo and a murder which takes place during Leo’s presence on the island.  With the exception of Bruce, lead characters from Camino Island play smaller roles in Camino Winds.   That was a big plus, in my opinion, as it allows the introduction of new characters to take on roles within the community or, in this case, the investigation.

Camino Winds moved along at a good pace which had me reading ‘the next chapter’ into the wee hours of the morning.

 

I rated

Camino Winds

as a solid read

*****

Camino Winds (Camino Island #2)

Camino Winds

is a solid

 

star read.

At the time of writing my review,

Goodreads readers have rated

Camino Winds

an average of 3.96 stars

from 9,183 ratings

and 813 reviews

Camino Winds

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

Book Review-Camino-Island

Camino Island

(Camino-Island #1)

by

John Grisham

***

 

Camino Island is the first of two (so far) by John Grisham, in the Camino Island series.

Mercer, who has written and published two books, has just lost her teaching job and is asked to help an insurance company’s recovery team discover if their suspect, Bruce, who owns and operates a book store on Camino Island, has any stolen hand written manuscripts hidden in his store.

Camino Island turns out to be home or many authors of various abilities and styles, some of these authors knew Mercer’s grandmother and all are friends with Bruce.

Initially I thought this may be a bit slow but any of those thoughts vanished and the true Grisham style had me reading in the wee hours of the morning and all too soon I had completed Camino Island, book 1.

I thought Camino Island was an easy and enjoyable four star read and I eagerly await reading, or listening to, Camino Winds (book #2) when it is released in late in April 2020.

I have not read a John Grisham novel for some time as I have been busy discovering other authors.  The return to a Grisham tale was a thoroughly entertaining experience.

At the time of writing my review other Goodreads readers had awarded Camino Island an average of 3.73 stars from 78,619 ratings and 77,6602 reviews.

 

Camino Island

is a solid

star read.

At the time of writing my review,

Goodreads readers have rated

Camino Island

an average of 3.73 stars

from 78,872 ratings

and 7,617 reviews

Camino Island (Camino Island #1)

Camino Island

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon