REVIEW: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Having seen the ads for the movie, but not gone to see it, I was curious about “Shutter Island”. I was happy to be able to get it from my library and even more thrilled to realize it was by Dennis Lehane (author of “Mystic River”).

“Shutter Island” tells the story of Teddy Daniels, US Marshall, who is sent to a secure residential facility for schizophrenic, violent offenders, in order to find a missing patient. Teddy and his partner, Chuck, uncover more than they bargain for – and fear that this trip may be their last assignment! (can’t say much more than that without spoilers).

This was the kind of book I love to read when I’m stressed out: it’s quick, easy, hard-to-put-down, and keeps you thinking, guessing, wondering. I loved it! I’ve since gone to find more Dennis Lehane books to read. I’ll probably rent the movie from Netflix, but is the movie ever as good as the book??

I’ll give it 5 Stars – I liked it that much and it held me enthralled until the very end (which I’m still thinking about).

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