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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User Review  - Bridgey - LibraryThing

Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane **** My first book by this author. I had yet to see the film and came across the book so decided to give it a go. It isn't one of those books where I will describe the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Perri - Goodreads

Though I haven't seen the movie, I had some knowledge of the story,and it only barely lessened the suspense. What a wild tale, well told! Thanks to A Good Thriller group for picking one for me :) 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
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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
331
Section 24
341
Section 25
351
Section 26
367
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...
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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 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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