U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home
of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along
with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an
escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a
hurricane bears down upon them.
But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.
And neither is Teddy Daniels.
Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent
to look into rumors of Ashecliffe?s radical approach to
psychiatry? An approach that may include drug
experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal
countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet
brainwashing. . . .
Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come
As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount:
How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked
Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes?
Why is there no record of a patient committed there just
one year before?
What really goes on in Ward C?
Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified
fence and armed guards?
The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more
elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that
they may never leave Shutter Island.Because someone is
trying to drive them insane.