Rating : 4 / 5
John Grisham is a prolific fiction author with around 50 books to his credit. His books generally concern the eccentricities of the American legal system and the various people involved, with all their foibles and frailties. These are not traditional whodunnits, as the story’s resolution is often apparent from the start—it’s about the journey, not the destination.
Grisham’s latest book, Camino Island, is a little different, as the subject is the theft of extremely valuable first-edition books and manuscripts. Grisham explores the relationship between a hired investigator and the bookseller who is suspected to have the stolen items in his shop, leading to a conclusion which is far from mysterious.
Readers should be aware that the story includes murder, theft, drinking and extra-marital sexual relationships. However, putting those considerations to one side, the book is a good, entertaining read.