Recommended Read – Shutter Island

Title: Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane

Overview: (taken from www.chapters.indigo.ca) “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.”

Thoughts/Comments:This was a very well written book. I could not stop reading it. It sucked me in and I found myself wrapped up in the characters and the plot. Although this is the case with pretty much any book turned into a movie, after reading the book I could not even finish the movie. However, if you have watched the movie and liked it, try reading the book, and if for some crazy reason you have not read nor watched either, pick this book up and start reading it now!

 

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