Shutter Island (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
21 Reviews

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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User Review  - StayHomeMom - Borders

As soon as I saw they were making a movie of this I wanted to read the book first. At first it seems a little slow, but after about 10 pages you are reeled in. Dennis Lehane did it again. You think ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Light - Goodreads

Brilliant novel. The pacing was full tilt, brimming with crisp and believable dialogue and a twist filled plot and suspense to spare. I saw the film when it came out, but had I not, I think I would ... Read full review

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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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