* Copy courtesy of Hachette Australia *
It's been a long time since I've read a novel by John Grisham, but Camino Island was the perfect book to bring me back to his work. Starting with a flawless and well-planned heist and the theft of five of F. Scott Fitzgerald's original manuscripts from Princeton University, the FBI is hot on the trail of the thieves.
With a plot centred around stolen manuscripts, a suspect who owns a bookshop and surrounds himself by a quirky group of local writers, I certainly felt myself in good hands and familiar territory.
Camino Island is an enjoyable and entertaining read, and perfect for readers who are sick of wading through crime novels with ever-increasing body counts and violence.
Told from the perspective of an undercover wannabe author, there's no sign of the flawed FBI agent or an edge of your seat race-against-time thriller to raise the blood pressure. Camino Island is located safely on the reading scale somewhere between cozy crime and crime thriller and was an enjoyable read. Recommended for book-lovers.
My rating = ***