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Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense--brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel
In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are sent to Shutter Island to find a mass murderer who has escaped from Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like federal institution for the criminally insane. As an intense hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, the marshals are forced to piece together clues to a shocking puzzle hidden within Shutter Island, taking them on a dark, twisted journey, where paranoia assumes an air of cool rationality and the line between sanity and madness disappears...
Filled with his trademark grit, insight, and pathos, "Shutter Island" is vintage Dennis Lehane. Now adapted for the first time as a graphic novel by internationally renowned artist Christian De Metter, this riveting story brilliantly captures our capacity for depravity and deliverance.
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous 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 lives in California with his family.
"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 "Fasten your seat belts for a bumpy, breakneck ride...utterly absorbing... is an express train with no local stops...engrossing." -- Boston Globe