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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Suspenseful and thrilling until the end

This book is a great easy read. I started out reading it cause my teacher told us to pick a book. As soon as I got started I couldn't stop. Dennis Lehane does an amazing job of keeping the reader entertained all the way through. This book is great for anybody who like b...
This book is a great easy read. I started out reading it cause my teacher told us to pick a book. As soon as I got started I couldn't stop. Dennis Lehane does an amazing job of keeping the reader entertained all the way through. This book is great for anybody who like books that could be adapted into suspenseful movies. Not going to give away the story but trust me, if you make it to the end of the book (and it shouldn't be that hard to do) than you will be in for a shock as the ending ties everything together in a way you will never see coming.

posted by Camden on April 19, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

19 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

no agatha cristie :(

I love the author. Read most of his novels. Best one is Gone, Baby, Gone. Just beautiful! However this novel, although tightly written, is trying too hard to be that 6th sense type. It failed for me! I saw the ending 1/3 into the book and kept reading hoping I'll be wro...
I love the author. Read most of his novels. Best one is Gone, Baby, Gone. Just beautiful! However this novel, although tightly written, is trying too hard to be that 6th sense type. It failed for me! I saw the ending 1/3 into the book and kept reading hoping I'll be wrong. If you really want to read a great "People on a small island cut-off from others" novel read Agatha Cristie's "And Then There Were None." You will NOT see the ending coming... Unless you read the last chapter first :)

posted by 3061042 on February 23, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Would not open

    This book wouldnt work for me, the pages were blank. very disappointing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Not received

    Never received although charged.

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    Posted February 24, 2013

    No text

    Can't review, no text when I open book!

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    Posted February 20, 2013

    No book!

    Did,nt load!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2009

    Can you say I AM The Cheese?

    This is a copycat to a book written years ago titled I Am The Cheese. What a rip off. All Lehane did was change the characters around. What a fraud.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    A let down... Not his best work...

    I found this book to be extremely disappointing in the end. I read Mystic River a few years ago and loved it, so I was surprised when I read "Shutter Island" and found it to be the complete opposite. This book was a definite let down. The book was well written, well plotted, and full of guessing and suspense up to the last 50 pages or so. Lehane takes the easy way out and ends on something similar to the old "and then he woke up for that really bad dream and lived happily ever after" which I feel is the ultimate slap in the face to the reader. The worst part was, it wasn't even that surprising because about halfway through you realize something isn't right and the back of the book even alludes to it. Even though it was only the ending that did the damage, it reflects poorly on the book as a whole because the reader walks away unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Anyone can create the beginning of a great plot, it's tying up the ends and delivering the end that is the real trick, and Lehane fails to do this. I know the movie is coming out in the fall and I am hoping it isn't a let down as well. I would not recommend this book to anyone because there is nothing more disappointing than putting time into reading a book only to realize the author didn't put that same time into writing it. Thumbs down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    Surprisingly disappointed

    After reading Mystic River and the reviews about Shutter Island, I was expecting to really enjoy this book, but that was not the case. If I start a book, I have to finish it, and I have to say I suffered through this one. The story goes on and on, without much of a plot. I also found this story very hard to believe. I would strongly recommend skipping this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2003

    Worthless Effort

    I have read every book by this author and loved all of them. So I am very disappointed in this one - convoluted and just not believable - a winding road and not worth your time. If you must read it, go to the libary and save your bucks.

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