Camino Winds

Camino Winds Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “The perfect crime scene ... in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.”—Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing
The 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.

Book Reviews


Don’t waste time.1 star

Boring plot with an ending that doesn’t relate at all to the rest of the story. Not sure this should have Grisham’s name on it.15


Fun book3 star

Fun book to read. Very predictable but like most Grisham books it was worth reading.35

Sherri Marie Dick67

Hard to get into and sloppy writing.2 star

It was soooo hard to get into, boring, and some of the writing could’ve been written by a child. I only stuck with it because I was stuck in a hyperbaric chamber for a two hour treatment. As this happened to be my last of 20 treatments, I just started the book,figuring it would be a treat. But wish I would have read the reviews first. To much wishy washy. I actually gave the book away when I finished my treatment. Disappointing. Come on, Mr. Grisham… can do better. I sure hope your Sooley book will be better but I will sure read reviews first.25


Too jumpy2 star

The opening dinner scene with the rich characters got me hooked, but then the story rambled. This just should have been an island who dun it. The story was slow and the there was no courtroom drama. No last minute filings of motions, etc.25


Good Read5 star

I read Camino Island and then this one back to back. Kept my attention.55


Better than the first book but...4 star

John Grisham is widely known for his courtroom and crime books and this had some of those elements but I had a hard time putting the fictional characters with the case written about. Using the term multiple times bad guys is non-descript for Grisham. The characters on Camino Island were too simple. I have read both books and I was only engaged in this one when the actual crime started with Nelson Kerr’s book... the contract killers and that stuff was more accurate for the author. Having a whistleblower case like this one was gruesome but I know that it happens and he dealt with the topic in a much different manner than the rest of the book. Almost felt like a novice author wrote the Camino Island parts and characters and Grisham wrote the crime. I am giving this a generous 4 stars because of the author and his past books that were crime fiction or courtroom thrillers. I actually had buyers remorse for the first half or more of the book. But when it got to the crime I couldn’t put it down. As gruelling as it was to read about it was indeed the authors style finally. It did switch back and forth a bit when I couldn’t put it down but overall I will give credit for a much better ending and plot than the first book Camino Island!45

Lady Silverain

Long Wait3 star

Not Grisham’s best. The book didn’t get good until they hired Lindsey and team. Took me a while to finish because the first 400 pages moved slow. The last hundred is the real story and moved FAST.35

bobby b 2019

Camino Winds5 star

Always enjoy his books. This one not as good as usual. To far fetched and all over the lot. He can do better.55


Amateur writing1 star

Very juvenile read. Definitely not a page turner. Could hardly wait to finish and luckily it was quite short. Quick write for a quick buck to pay for his house on Camino island.15

Loves dogs and books

No Stars1 star

I don’t want to give this book even one star but I couldn’t submit my review if I didn’t. I cannot believe this book was written by Grisham. I’m trying so hard to stick with it but I think it’s a lost cause. Don’t waste your money.15

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