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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
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Sep 17, 07

bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: The confused.
Read in August, 2004

Forget Mystic River. Shutter Island is the Dennis Lehane book to read. Set in the mid 1950's on a secluded island that serves as a mental institution for the criminally insane, Shutter Island combines elements of psycho-drama and horror with a good mystery and well-rounded characters. U.S. Marshals Daniels and Aule come to the island to investigate the mysterious escape of a violent patient from the hospital, only to be trapped on the island by the worst hurricane in thirty years. The two Marshals stumble onto a government conspiracy in mind control and HUAC plots raging out of control. Quick paced, exciting and thoughtful, with well established characters, Shutter Island is one any mystery fan would love.

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Linda I am rereading it now in preparation for the movie. I wish I could find more books like this.

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Matt King it sounds like a great book. I love mysteries so I'll probably read it over the summer. the movie I heard was awesome soo i bet the book is better. this is a good review, it makes me want to read the book, thanks for the review.

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