Shutter Island

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Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages

Published:  April 27th 2004 by HarperTorch (first published April 15th 2003)

Original Title: Shutter Island

ISBN:  038073186X (ISBN13: 9780380731862)

Edition Language: English

Characters: Teddy Daniels, Chuck Aule, Dr. John Cawley, Dr. Jeremiah Naehring

Setting: Massachusetts (United States) Shutter Island, Massachusetts, 1954 (United States)

Literary AwardsBarry Award Nominee for Best Novel (2004), Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel (2004), Hammett Prize Nominee (2003), Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle for roman policier (2004)

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 remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane relentlessly bears 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 what it seems. But then neither is Teddy Daniels.

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