This book is about a man named Teddy Daniels who is a US Marshall in the 50s. He gets assigned to an island where there're only prison facilities and no civilians, Shutter Island. The warden of this facility tells him that there has been a hurricane hitting the area and he will be taking with him his partner Chuck Aule . Once they get on the island they meet with Dr Cawley who runs the hospital there along with some psychiatrists called Dr Sheehan, Dr Naehring , and Dr Cawley's assistant George Noyce .
Dr Sheehan is assigned to be their "attache" or guide for them--so that means that he takes care of them during their time being here. He will show them around the facility and across the island.
They are then given a tour of the facility with Dr Sheehan. After that they are called to see Noyce who tells them that there is another patient with Daniels' name, Andrew Laeddis . The warden wants them to find out if he is really Teddy or not because he escaped after killing his wife. They go back to the hospital only to be told by Cawley that this guy doesn't exist at all, but yet they seem him in their room.
This whole book is about Teddy trying to figure out what is going on here on this island, where does everyone disappear off too, why is it so secretive? You have to read it yourself to find out what the rest of the book says. I would rate this book 5 stars because it is so detailed and always makes you want to read more, but there are some parts that just drag on forever.
If you like detective noir novels than this is definitely for you! It seems very real and gives you the feel of how life was back in 50s . There's nothing too graphic or disturbing in this so anyone could read it.
“CHILLING . . . ABSORBING . . . A PURE ADRENALINE RUSH . . . THE RIDE THIS NOVEL PROVIDES IS AS GOOD AS ENTERTAINMENT GETS.”
“STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL…INSTANTLY CINEMATIC… UNFOLDS WITH INCREASING URGENCY UNTIL IT DELIVERS A VISCERAL SHOCK IN ITS FINAL MOMENTS.”
-New York Times
“THERE IS NO MYSTERY…ABOUT HOW GOOD THIS BOOK IS; LIKE MYSTIC RIVER, IT’S A TOUR DE FORCE.”