Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane #ThrowbackThursday

Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re finally getting around to reading that were published over a year ago.


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The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple-murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades–with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is remotely what it seems …

I became obssessed with Shutter Island after watching the Martin Scorsese’s movie back in 2010, so I decided to read the book as well. I’ve always loved Dennis Lehane’s novels and this was no exception. It’s still a favorite of mine.

Although some details were different (I still prefer the movie ending), this was a creepy and enjoyable psychological thriller featuring a fantastic setting. I remember being engrossed by the descriptions of the hospital and Teddy’s adventures, even though I already knew what would happen to him.

If you love thrillers and you’re interested in psychology, this is a book you shouldn’t miss.

P.S If you like the topic, I watched a movie called ‘Eliza Graves’ this past week and thought it was really good too!

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