Born on 4 August, 1965, Dennis Lehane is the author of many novels including Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone – all of which have been adapted into major films.
An author of thrillers and mysteries, he hails from Boston and still lives in the area today. He married Dr. Angela Bernardo and has a daughter with her. He is a graduate of Boston College High School and occasionally appears (as himself) on the hit TV show, Castle.
US Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at Shutter Island, the home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, on the trail of an escaped muderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down, the investigation deepens and questions begin to mount. How did a barefoot woman escape from a locked room? Who is leaving cryptic clues and what really goes on in Ward C? The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes and the more he believes he will never leave the island, fearing someone is driving him to insanity. Martin Scorsese's 2010 film adaptation of the thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was also a huge success.