Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. 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 rumours of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? Or is there another, more personal reason for his presence? The deeper Teddy and Chuck's investigation goes, the more elusive the truth becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island--because someone is trying to drive them insane.
After seeing the trailer for the movie version of Shutter Island I had to check out the book. I have read a few of Lehanes other books and enjoyed them, but this was a huge surprise to me. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It had great pacing and some of the best dialog I have read in a while. The plot is exciting and it takes you places you never see coming. This is a book that when you finish you may want to start again right away. I cant recommend it enough.
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