The Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 to discuss “Camino Winds” by John Grisham at the Brownstown Public Library, 120 E. Spring St.
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. Bruce, however, 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 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.
The club provides an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons 18 and older to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting but may feel free to attend even if they haven’t finished the book as long as they don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.
Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.
Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.
Karen Raymer leads the discussion.