Shutter Island

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 2004 - Fiction - 400 pages
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The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades -- with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. But then neither is Teddy Daniels.

  

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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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A hauntingly stunning piece of work that combines psycho-horror, mystery and normal horror. It's set on an insane asylum on an island. A detective comes to the island to investigate a murder, only to ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
37
Section 5
53
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Page 20 - ... sees reassures him, welcomes him into a familiar world — the sun, the earth, a clear sky, all as they were and should be. This is often the case with those who have endured great loss, found sleep, and then wakened to a new day. Dennis Lehane has described beautifully this "cruel trick of the mind": Waking, after all, was an almost natal state. You surfaced without a history, then spent the blinks and yawns reassembling your past, shuffling the shards into chronological order before fortifying...
Page 168 - what can I do for you?" "Could you tell me where you were last Thursday evening say around 7pm?
Page 115 - Teddy watched her eyes turn up slightly, as if she were searching her brain for the right file, and Teddy scribbled "lies" in his notepad, curling his wrist over the word as soon as he was done.

About the author (2004)

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; and Live by Night, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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