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  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553824483
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Shutter Island



Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island for the truth. Pray for him.

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...

  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553824483
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston's inner-city.

Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a counsellor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar.

He has an MFA from Florida International University, and is the writer-in-residence at Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida, where he runs the Writers in Paradise Writers' Conference.

He and his wife divide their time between St. Petersburg and Boston.

For more information on Dennis Lehane and his novels, visit his website: www.dennislehanebooks.com

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Praise for Shutter Island

A psychological tour de force. Absolutely nothing is as it seems in this effortlessly complex thriller

The Times Literary Supplement

Lehane's new novel carries an ending so shocking...that it will go down as one of the most aesthetically right resolutions ever written...A tour de force.

Publishers Weekly

Chilling, thrilling and so clever you'll be chewing it over long after the final page

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