Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

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The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

 

About Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels—including the New York Times bestsellers 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, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Inevitably, the hunters become the hunted, dissatisfied with reports that Rachel Solando has returned, determined to get to the bottom of the mind-altering experiments being carried out in the dread Lighthouse, separated from each other by natural and human assaults, and sought far more urgently ...

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Repackaged as a tie-in to the forthcoming movie, this audio version of Lehane's 2003 chilling novel features two U.S. marshals who arrive at an island off the coast of Massachusetts that'

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Publishers Weekly

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Know this: Lehane's new novel, his first since the highly praised and bestselling Mystic River, carries an ending so shocking yet so faithful to what has come

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BC Books

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U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at an isolated mental hospital to investigate a patient's escape but becomes a prisoner himself.

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It is September 1954, and the place is Shutter Island, one of a string of islands off Boston, home to the Ashecliffe hospital for the criminally insane, where the worst of the worst are kept.

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Book Reporter

SHUTTER ISLAND takes place not in 2003 but in 1954 and not in Boston but in view of it --- in Ashecliffe Hospital --- located on Shutter Island, an island with a history dating back to the Civil War.

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AV Club

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In Martin Scorsese’s latest, a disappearance at an insane asylum feeds into a vivid waking nightmare.

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Entertainment Weekly

Lehane has yet to write a bad… 2003-04-15 Dennis Lehane Fiction Mystery and Thriller William Morrow ...

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Los Angeles Times

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Illustrator Christian de Metter captures the grim, moody thriller.

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Suite 101

Shutter Island Plot The year is 1954 and US Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule are sent to Ashecliffe Hospital, located on Shutter Island off the shores of Boston, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of psychotic patient Rachel Solando.

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USA Today

Youth: Amid unrest in dystopian Chicago, Tris harbors a secret that may help save those she loves.

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Pajiba

However, the longer Teddy and Chuck are on the island, the more you find out that Rachel's not the only reason they came to the island and begin to wonder if they were deliberately brought there somehow.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Dennis Lehane, author of the award-winning Kenzie/Gennaro series and the critically acclaimed MYSTIC RIVER, returns from a two-year hiatus to bring us his most ambitious novel to date.

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Tampa Bay Times

I often write reviews of movies based upon books, adding the reader's perspective to my distinguished colleague Steve Persall's critique focused on the film.

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Ted Lehmann's Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms

I write primarily about bluegrass music and the bluegrass experience.

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