Shutter Island (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Summer, 1954.

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.

And neither is Teddy Daniels.

Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe’s radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing. . . .

Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there?

As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount:

How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked room?

Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes?

Why is there no record of a patient committed there just one year before?

What really goes on in Ward C?

Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified fence and armed guards?

The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island.Because someone is trying to drive them insane. . . .

  

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Dennis Lehane has such a distinctive writing style. - LibraryThing
Spooky story with bad ending - LibraryThing
Page turning with great plot twist at the end. - LibraryThing
The quick pace makes this the perfect bed time book. - LibraryThing
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One of the most effective psychological thrillers I've read. I would have cut out a lot of the parts with the flashbacks to the main character's wife, but other than that I loved every second. Read full review

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I've been waiting to read another Lehane book since Dusty recommended Mystic River to me. I am happy to report that book number two was just as amazing as book number one! This is a tale with ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
25
Section 4
37
Section 5
53
Section 6
73
Section 7
87
Section 8
95
Section 15
209
Section 16
229
Section 17
245
Section 18
261
Section 19
277
Section 20
291
Section 21
303
Section 22
319

Section 9
123
Section 10
137
Section 11
157
Section 12
167
Section 13
181
Section 14
195
Section 23
331
Section 24
341
Section 25
351
Section 26
367
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About the author (2009)

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.

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