"I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live."
Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, September 23

Reading Report -

(This is my 5th reading challenge report)

#4. A book with a place in its title
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

Book Description: (From back cover) 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 bears relentlessly 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.

Well. There you go. The back cover pretty much says it all. Of course, I can say that now, after the fact. Had I paid a bit more attention, and had my thinking cap on, I might have deciphered a bit more from that description. But, I don't like to think too much before reading a book, so it's just as well I wasn't too attentive. It's a good thing I don't mind be ingsurprised, because the ending of this book blew.me.away! As in -- I never saw it coming!

Oh, there were clues throughout this psychological thriller, but I got so engrossed and wrapped up in the story, I didn't put them all together. The mind-bending twists and turns Lehane throws in are intriguing and suspenseful and it was easy to just sit back and enjoy the ride.

I enjoyed it, it was a good read. Dennis Lehane has become a favorite and I'm looking forward to his next effort.



Post a Comment

<< Home