Monday, March 15, 2010
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
WOW!! This book is absolutely fantastic!
I had no idea what the book was about when I picked it up - only that it had been made into a movie. So a few days ago, I had started and put down two other books, and then picked this one up. I didn't have high hopes, because I just was in a reading funk - and it grabbed me right away! I didn't get much reading done yesterday, but today, I just kept on going until I finished it.
In a nutshell- Teddy, a U.S. Marshall, lands on Shutter Island to help track down a patient who has escaped from the hospital there - a hospital for the criminally insane. He and his partner quickly realize that they are being lied to at every turn, and are determined to solve the mystery of the hospital, as well as the missing woman. At the same time, Teddy must also face some demons of his own past.
Lots of intrigue, a great mystery, and fascinating characters and setting - this book is a gripping page-turner.