Shutter Island

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Brainwashing - 413 pages
Summer, 1954. Us 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 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? Rumours That Hint Of Drug Experimentation, Surgical Trials, And Lethal Countermoves In The Shadow War Against Soviet Brainwashing . . . As The Investigation Deepens, The Questions Mount.How Has A Barefoot Woman Escaped An Island From A Locked Room? Who Is Leaving Them Clues In The Form Of Cryptic Codes? Why Is There No Record Of A Patient Committed Just One Year Before? What Really Goes On In Ward C? Why Is An Empty Lighthouse Surrounded By An Electrified Fence And Armed Guards?The Closer Teddy And Chuck Get To The Truth, The More Elusive It Becomes, And The More They Begin To Believe That They May Never Leave Shutter Island. Because Someone Is Trying To Drive Them Insane...

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I missed at first that Shutter Island was based on a book, but it is, one by Dennis Lehane, the author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone among others. On Shutter Island, off Massachusetts coast ... Read full review

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Shutter Island is fairly unique and contains many twist and turns through out the story. You totally believe everything Teddy is going through, then start doubting the same things he does, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dennis Lehane was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on August 4, 1965. He graduated from Eckerd College and the graduate program in creative writing at Florida International University. He has written several mystery novels including Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; and Shutter Island. A Drink Before the War won the 1995 Shamus Award for Best First Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. Mystic River won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France's Prix Mystère de la Critique. Three of his novels, Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Shutter Island were made into feature films. He also wrote, produced, and directed the film, Neighborhoods. His lbook, Moonlight Mile, concerns the mystery of finding a missing 16-year-old girl in Boston. Lehane's book, World Gone By, made several 2015 Bestseller lists including The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today.

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