Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

Notify me when the book’s added
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted2 months ago
    “And their victims?” Teddy said.

    Cawley raised his eyebrows, waiting.

    “These are all violent offenders,” Teddy said. “Right?”

    Cawley nodded. “Quite violent, actually.”

    “So they’ve hurt people,” Teddy said. “Murdered them in many cases.”

    “Oh, m most.”

    “So why does their sense of calm matter in relation to their victims’?”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted2 months ago
    You learn how to carry something like that, Chuck. You got no choice. Like all the shit you saw in the war. Remember?” Chuck nodded
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted2 months ago
    “You caught Breck, right?”

    Teddy nodded.

    “How’d you know where he’d go? Fifty guys chasing him, they all went to Cleveland. You went to Maine.”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    He watched Chuck raise his hand and shake his head at the same time and he saw Cawley nod in acknowledgment and then Cawley said something to the warden and they crossed the lawn toward Teddy with four orderlies falling into step behind them, one of the orderlies holding a white bundle, some sort of fabric, Teddy thinking he might have spied some metal on it as the orderly unrolled it and it caught the sun.

    Teddy said, “I don’t know, Chuck. You think they’re onto us?” “Nah.” Chuck tilted his head back, squinting a bit in the sun, and he smiled at Teddy. “We’re too smart for that.”

    “Yeah,” Teddy said. “We are, aren’t we?”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    So what’s our next move?” he said.

    “You tell me, boss.”

    He smiled at Chuck. The two of them sitting in the morning sunlight, taking their ease, acting as if all was just fine with the world. “Gotta find a way off this rock,” Teddy said. “Get our asses home.”

    Chuck nodded. “I figured you’d say something like that.”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    We ever figure out what that book of the warden’s is?”

    “Nope. Might go to the grave without knowing.”

    “That’s a helluva shame.”

    “Maybe there are some things we were put on this earth not to know
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Good morning,” and he waved and said “Good morning” back
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Enjoy the day,” Nurse Marino said, and he watched her as she walked down the breezeway, felt it was maybe a sign of health that he enjoyed the sway of her hips
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Gorgeous. I think that storm blew summer out for good
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    I won’t regress,” he said. “My name is Andrew Laeddis. 1 murdered my wife, Dolores, in the spring of ‘fifty-two...”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Teddy looked at Cawley, this too-thin man with great pools of shadow under his eyes. This man who’d come to save him. This man who might be the only true friend he’d ever had
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Who was Rachel Laeddis?”

    “My daughter. She was four.”

    “Who is Rachel Solando?”

    “She doesn’t exist. I made her up.”

    “Why?” Cawley said.

    Teddy shook his head.

    “Why?” Cawley repeated.

    “I don’t know, I don’t know...”

    “Yes, you do, Andrew. Tell me why.”

    “I can’t.”

    “You can.”

    Teddy grabbed his head and rocked in place. “Don’t make me say it. Please? Please, Doctor?”

    Cawley gripped the bars. “I need to hear it, Andrew.”

    He looked through the bars at him, and he wanted to lunge forward and bite his nose.

    “Because,” he said and stopped. He cleared his throat, spit on the floor. “Because I can’t take knowing that I let my wife kill my babies. I ignored all the signs. I tried to wish it away. I killed them because I didn’t get her some help.”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    When the convulsions stopped, when the tears dried, Sheehan said, “Rachel who ?”

    “Rachel Laeddis,” he said.

    “And you are?”

    “Andrew,” he said. “My name is Andrew Laeddis.”

    Sheehan turned on a small light and revealed Cawley and a guard on the other side of the bars. The guard had his back to them, but Cawley stared in, his hands on the bars.

    “Why are you here?” a2o He took the handkerchief Sheehan offered and wiped his face. “Why are you here?” Cawley repeated.

    “Because I murdered my wife.”

    “And why did you do that?”

    “Because she murdered our children and she needed peace.”

    “Are you a U.S. marshal?” Sheehan said.

    “No. I was once. Not anymore.”

    “How long have you been here?”

    “Since May third, 1952.”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    She looked down as if surprised that she was still there, that he was still below her. “I love you, too. I love you so much. I love you like—“ And he pulled the trigger. The sound of it came out of her eyes and air popped from her mouth, and she placed her hand over the hole and looked at him, her other hand gripping his hair.

    And as it spilled out of her, he pulled her to him and she went soft against his body and he held her and held her and wept his terrible love into her faded dress.

    HE SAT UP in the dark and smelled the cigarette smoke before he saw the coal and the coal flared as Sheehan took a drag on the cigarette and watched him.

    He sat on the bed and wept. He couldn’t stop weeping. He said her name. He said:

    “Rachel, Rachel, Rachel.”
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Loved her (and it shamed him deeply), more than his sons.

    But more than Rachel?

    Maybe not. Maybe not
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Failed the lives they’d all built together because he’d refused to see Dolores, really see her, see that her insanity was not her fault, not something she could control, not some proof of moral weakness or lack of fortitude. He’d refused to see it because if she actually were his true love, his immortal other self, then what did that say about his brain, his sanity, his moral weakness
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    Sell his limbs? Fine. She had been all the love he’d ever known for so long. She had been what carried him through the war, through this awful world. He loved her more than his life, more than his soul. But he’d failed her. Failed his children.
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    He went back and crossed their arms over their chests, and he

    noticed that Daniel and Rachel had rope burns on their wrists, and he

    knew that Edward had been the first to die. The other two had waited, hearing it, knowing she’d be coming back for them.He kissed each of his children again on both cheeks and their foreheads and he closed Rachel’s eyes.

    Had they kicked in her
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    He held them firmly but gently. He could feel their bones. He caressed their cheeks. He caressed their shoulders and their rib cages and their legs and their feet. He kissed them many times.

    He dropped to his knees and vomited until his chest burned and

    his stomach was stripped. °
    Aigerim Dzhumanazarovahas quoted9 months ago
    And Teddy screamed. He screamed so loudly that Dolores fell out of the swing and he jumped over her and jumped over the railing at the back of the gazebo and ran screaming, screaming no, screaming God, screaming please, screaming not my babies, screaming Jesus, screaming oh oh oh.

    And he plunged into the water. He stumbled and fell forward on his face and went under and the water covered him like oil and he swam forward and forward and came up in the center of them. The three logs. His babies.

    Edward and Daniel were
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)