Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando.
As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens, and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? Who is leaving them clues in the form of cryptic codes? And what really goes on in Ward C?
The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. And the more he begins to believe that he may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive him insane....
©2003 Dennis Lehane (P)2015 Hachette Digital
On the surface this book is quite a psychological thriller. It has unexpected twists and turns which kept me listening long after I should have turned it off! I totally enjoyed it right up to the end which left me feeling a little cheated. No, maybe not the right word, anyway you should read it and find out for yourself because in spite of my feelings about the ending, it was very enjoyable while I was listening to it.
"Gripping dark thriller."
The complex characters, particularly Teddy. Haunted by myriad ghosts and has a thinly-veiled brutal nature.
The Magus by John Fowles. As with The Magus, in Shutter Island, reality is not as it appears.
When Teddy sets fire to Dr Collies car. Disturbingly, I found this scene quite satisfying!
Definitely. I found Dolores interaction with the children shocking and macabre.
A thought-provoking novel.
"Gripping and so well read"
near the very top! this is one of those books that really does have it all, interesting story, very well written and impeccably read. It's set in an insane asylum which piqued my interest immediately (I find books about the mind so intriguing!) and as you would imagine...all is not as it seems. there are some fabulous twists that I certainly didn't see coming. It is terribly sad in places and can be quite unsettling, the ending is so so good!!!!
Chuck... or was it? no spoilers, you'll have to listen to find out!
No I haven't but I fully intend to now.
Yes and no... I didn't want the book to end as it was so good but I was also desperate to get to the truth with Teddy!
JUST. GET. IT. You won't be disappointed!
Beautifully written and great performance. I listened to this in 2 sittings (not sitting really, tidying!) I loved every minute of it! Thoroughly recommend! The setting, characters, twist all bloody brilliant, captivating, so emotional!
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