Date: April 2003
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Shutter Island, there is a place feared by anybody who knows anything
about it: Ashecroft Hospital, an institution for the criminally
insane. Since only the most violent inmates get sent there, the
security is supposed to be top notch. When the unlikely happens
and a patient disappears, seemingly into thin air, U.S. Marshals
are called to the scene. Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule must find
Rachel Solando before something tragic happens. However, nothing
is what it seems on the island and there are many versions of the
truth. Teddy Daniels must find out the real truth before he loses
everything. To say anything more about the plot would be giving
away too much.
Island is a knockout book. I closed it only to immediately reopen
it and start reading again. It got better the second time. The writing
is smooth, without a flow, making it almost impossible to put down.
The characters sucked me in to the point where I almost (but didn't)
check the last page to see if they lived. I wish I could say more
without ruining the essence of the book, but I can't. Suffice it
to say that this is an unforgettable book.