The next book in the no 1 Sunday Times bestselling Camino Island series!
When Hurricane Leo threatens Florida's Camino Island, the Governer is quick to issue an evacuation order. Most residents flee but a small group of diehards decide to ride it out. Amongst them is Bruce Cable, proprietor of Bay Books in downtown Santa Rosa.
The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are levelled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people are killed. One of the victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce's who wrote timely political thrillers. But evidence suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of Nelson's death - he had received several mysterious blows to the head.
Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed with the aftermath of the storm and in no condition to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson's novels were more fact than fiction. And somewhere in Nelson's computer is the manuscript of his new novel - could the key to the case be right there in black and white? Bruce starts to look into it and what he finds between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson's plot twists - and far more dangerous.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Detectives are fine, sure—but when you’ve got a truly unsolvable murder, try putting a mystery lover on the case. The second book in John Grisham’s lighthearted Camino Island series gives us another delicious murder mystery set on a quiet island just off the Florida coast. A literary event has brought an influx of crime writers and fans just as Camino Island is about to get slammed by a major hurricane. And since the police are so overwhelmed with the nature-induced damage, they fail to notice that one of the storm’s casualties—a famous author named Nelson Kerr—actually lost his life to more sinister forces. Thankfully, mystery bookstore owner Bruce Cable steps in to find out what really happened. Along with the suspenseful mystery, it’s Grisham’s colourful cast of crime-author characters who make this book such a fun and page-turning read. Michael Beck’s colorful narration underlines the fun Grisham obviously had writing about his own eccentric corner of the literary world.