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Shutter Island

A Novel

Dennis Lehane


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Digital Audiobook (12/8/2008)
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Paperback, Large Print (2/2/2021)
Mass Market (6/28/2011)
Hardcover (4/15/2003)
Compact Disc (3/9/2021)
MP3 CD (3/9/2021)
Paperback (4/15/2003)
Paperback (12/1/2006)
Paperback (7/1/2004)
Mass Market (8/25/2009)
Paperback (2/1/2010)
CD-Audio, Abridged (4/15/2003)
Mass Market Paperback (5/1/2004)
Paperback, Large Print (8/25/2009)


The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

Praise For Shutter Island: A Novel

“Fasten your seat belts for a bumpy, breakneck ride…utterly absorbing… is an express train with no local stops…engrossing.”
Boston Globe

“The ride this novel provides is as good as entertainment gets.”
Miami Herald

“Combines the claustrophobia of . . . Agatha Christie . . . with the creepiness of a good Stephen King yarn. . . . Good luck putting this one down.
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“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.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A lollapalooza of a corkscrew thriller…sure to be the most talked–about thriller of the year.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Nightmarish…it’s not a book to start before bedtime. Even if you finish before dawn, Shutter Island will trouble your sleep.”
Orlando Sentinel

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061898815, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

About the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He grew up in Boston, MA and now lives in California with his family.