Today’s book was on my reading list for years before I got to it. Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island is a well-loved piece of thriller fiction that popped up in the mainstream again years after it was published thanks to a Leonardo DiCaprio film based on the book. I’ve never seen the movie, but now I’ve read the book, and it definitely plays well into my recent reading of The Psychopath Test, which I blogged about here.
In case you haven’t read Shutter Island:
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