Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

By Dennis Lehane

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 477 Ratings


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.


  • Shutter Island

    By klblkb
    Slow beginning but definitely not what expected.
  • Shutter Island

    By Rafter9
    Excellent! Never a dull chapter.
  • Character-driven thriller in a remarkable setting.

    By filmguyryan
    The compelling characters and storyline make for a page-turner of a suspense thriller. The depth at which the author reveals the personality foibles and character idiosyncrasies which slowly unravel into gripping backstories make for a fun ride all the way to the end.
  • Awesome read!!

    By *Shazam666*
    I had never read him before, and the sounded intriguing. Boy, what an incredible story!! You are hanging onto very line, and you can’t help but feel sorry the guy in the end. And I do suggest watching the movie as well, since it is certainly one that is as good as the book.
  • Wow!

    By CatcherMBlock
    What a fantastic read! This is a masterful story that leads to a fantastic finale...
  • Shutter Island

    By Ang31565
    This is a great book, could not put it down. Would highly recommend if you like reading suspenseful, thrillers.
  • Amazing!

    By Kjhguivjyvyfhjgvj
    This was by far one of the best books I've ever read!
  • Man I'm disappointed

    By Victrick
    The end was kinda disappointing
  • Wow

    By Zigzag12345678910
    This is a really good book
  • Good book but...

    By camccorm
    This was a great book, but I'll admit it doesn't become a real page-turner till 3/4 into the book. But like I said, good book! I would read it again.