The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man

by Soren Sveistrup

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Overview

WINNER OF THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY/CRIME NOVEL

A Best Book of the Year: New York Times Book Review, Kirkus, Library Journal,

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” (A.J. Finn)—SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES.

IF YOU FIND ONE, HE’S ALREADY FOUND YOU

A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen.

His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene.

Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.

A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?

To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.

Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over.

And no one is safe.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

★ 09/01/2019

DEBUT In Copenhagen, a woman is found murdered with a small token made of chestnuts next to her containing the fingerprint of a missing girl presumed dead. Detectives Naia Thulin and Marl Hess are thrown into a mystery that will make them question everything they know. As the two newly paired partners try to decipher the link between this new case and that of the missing girl, more women are targeted by the killer dubbed as the Chestnut Man by the media. Danish TV scriptwriter (The Killing) Sveistrup's debut is filled with imagery of Copenhagen, terrifying scenes, and strong characterization. The writing is superb; the author takes readers through a classic detective story of a closed case coming back to light. The switching of perspectives among the short chapters is a bit jarring at first, but readers will soon learn to appreciate entering the minds of both the detectives and the potential victims. Readers of Jo Nesbø's The Snowman and other noir fiction will want to read this one. VERDICT Sveistrup creates a plot so intricately woven that even a seasoned crime reader won't guess the ending. This book is the best kind of terrifying.—Natalie Browning, Longwood Univ. Lib., Farmville, VA

The New York Times Book Review - Marilyn Stasio

…cunningly plotted…

Financial Times

A tension-charged debut. . . . Incendiary.

Jeffery Deaver

This might just be the thriller of the year. The Chestnut Man grips you from the opening page and never lets go, as we’re pulled into a haunting whirlwind of secrets, deception and the dark side of the soul. The policing is top-notch, of course, and the characters—good and bad—are so real we’re sure we’ve met them before. Brilliant!

A.J. Finn

A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. Buckle up. You’ll gulp down every word. I loved this book.

Booklist

A complex procedural deepened by gut-wrenching social commentary.

Crime by the Book

A big, bold, spend-all-day-reading thriller.... In his debut crime novel, Søren Sveistrup instantly establishes himself as a must-read author for fans of Nordic Noir legends Jo Nesbø and Lars Kepler—and, for that matter, as a must-read for any reader who just wants a gripping thriller to sink their teeth into.

Red Carpet Crash

A thrilling page-turning story with lots of twists and turns that will keep you reading right to the last page.

New York Times Book Review

Cunningly plotted  . . . . Although it’s hard to look away from Sveistrup’s fiendish villain, the good guys are also worthy of your attention.

Booklist

A complex procedural deepened by gut-wrenching social commentary.

Financial Times

A tension-charged debut. . . . Incendiary.

New York Times Book Review

Cunningly plotted  . . . . Although it’s hard to look away from Sveistrup’s fiendish villain, the good guys are also worthy of your attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062895387
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 10,354
File size: 1 MB

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