Teddy is a U.S. Marshall and he and his partner Charlie have arrived on Shutter Island to investigate the possible breakout of one of the criminally insane patients at the asylum, Ashecliffe Hospital, that makes its home on the island. Teddy quickly realizes that all is not right. The patients he interviews seem coached, the orderlies and doctors know more than they're letting on, and no one really seems concerned enough about the woman who has disappeared. The more he investigates, the more Teddy comes to realize that events are conspiring against his being able to leave the island at all.
OMG! I would love to talk to anyone who has read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island! I've been reading about the movie for months and have seen the previews quite a bit in the last several weeks as well. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie and I am SO glad I did. I can hardly wait to get this book into my patrons' hands at the library. It was not spooky and creepy as I once imagined that it would be, but it is a tense, tightly plotted, suspenseful thriller that I was pretty sad to finish. I've got another of Lehane's novels, Mystic River, on my TBR list now!