Wednesday, September 26, 2012
RIP 7; What's in a Name 6: topographical feature
Super creepy (and a little confusing at the end)! But what a great book! Perfect to read for Reader's Imbibing Peril.
A bounty hunter, Teddy Daniels, is sent to a secret island off Massachusetts, home to a controversial mental hospital, where a criminally insane woman has escaped. Teddy and his partner land on the island just as a huge storm is about to hit. Ooh, atmosphere! As the men investigate, things are not what they seem. There are conspiracies, scary people, and they take us on quite a ride as they explore and investigate this hospital for the most dangerous of the criminally insane. How did a patient ever manage to escape? Then we gradually learn more about Teddy, and he has some secrets and connections as well that I can't reveal.
As the storm hits, the tension amps up, and then wow, I could not put the book down. Then the ending. Lots of twists, and I wasn't quite sure what had even happened. I talked to a friend at work who had seen the movie, and then I understood, and it was even more well done. Lehane writes superb thrillers (I have already read Mystic River) and I'm looking forward to reading one of his detective books next.
Posted by raidergirl3 at 10:56 PM
BOOK: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane