Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Book - 2009
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"In the year 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate an unexplained disappearance. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept under constant surveillance in a locked, guarded cell. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, hints of radical experimentation and covert government machinations add darker, more sinister shades to an already bizarre case. Because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, c2003.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780061807404
0061807400
9780061898815
Call Number: LEHANE
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Eugenics -- Fiction.
Drug testing -- Fiction.
Brainwashing -- Fiction.
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction.
United States marshals -- Fiction.

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avocadotree
Jan 12, 2018

Excellent. Secret government conspiracy. Paranoia. Who dunnit? Addictive gruesome fun. World Gone Mad, y'all

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susan_findlay
Jan 03, 2017

Well written and suspenseful. I can usually see "twists" coming a mile away but did not predict this one.

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loudem
Aug 12, 2016

Very well crafted. Even if I saw the movie (twice), the intrigue was still there and kept me on my toes till the very end.

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llawford
Jun 29, 2016

Haven't seen the movie, but this was pretty good. There's not much I can say without spoiling the plot, but if you like thrills and twists this is worth a try.

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millauto
Dec 25, 2015

The twists and turns in this novel will leave you intrigued and amazed as well as keenly aware that things may not always be what they seem.

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 17, 2015

I love Dennis Lehane, but I found this book boring and stopped at page 28. Too wordy.

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SuzeParker
Sep 12, 2014

Even though the book (and the movie) have been around a while, I wasn't familiar with the story - or even this author - so I got to experience the great pleasure of being caught completely by surprise by the ending. This was the real fun of the book: the pages through which my mind was in denial, the pages when I was baffled about what to believe and the pages that had me reliving the whole story to fit the pieces together from a completely different perspective. Delicious.

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stewstealth
Jun 23, 2014

A well constructed story from an excellent author. Fast paced and interesting with many plot turns. Definitely worth reading.

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BOOKGOBLIN
Mar 25, 2014

This book blew me away! There were multiple plot twists! Don't read about the book in Amazon! There is always a clown that gives away key aspects of the book! I didn't see any of this coming...I was stunned and speechlees when I finished the book. I loved it! Mystic River is very good, too!

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Lucchesa
May 12, 2013

Fast-paced & gripping thru numerous twists & turns. My book group read this recently, & it generated a lot of discussion on issues like PTSD & treatment of the mentally ill. Still, I got to the end feeling as though the author had played something of a dirty trick on me.

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