Thursday, 20 December 2012

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

“The brain controls pain. It controls fear. Sleep. Empathy. Hunger. Everything we associate with the heart or the soul or the nervous system is actually controlled by the brain. Everything. What if you could control it?” 

There isn't much I can say without giving the storyline away. Set in the mid 1950’s on a secluded island only accessible by a ferry boat, and housing a mental institution for the criminally insane, shutter island follows the story of Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck as they investigate the disappearance of a patient but uncover much darker secrets that the hospital are trying to hide. It’s a fast paced story with exciting and well developed characters and a twist that will leave you speechless. Easy to get lost in but hard to put down, definitely a read any mystery fan would enjoy.

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