If you like Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane: "In 1954, U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels and partner Chuck Aule arrive at Shutter Island's federal institution for the criminally insane to apprehend an escaped prisoner but instead begin to feel that someone is trying to drive them crazy." (Library Journal)

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