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The Chestnut Man

By Søren Sveistrup
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Publisher Description

The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing.

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.

217 Reviews

Thinking Face
Reviewed in:Serial and Milk
Multi-layered charactersSuspensefulImmersive setting
Slightly Smiling Face“As a re-read, I was worried about not enjoying it as much as I did on my first read. Once I got started those concerns were lost to the gast pace, twistiness of this book. Once again I was drawn in and captivated by the narrative. This is a good book and one I will pick up again.”
Reviewed in:Serial and Milk
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersAddictiveFast-pacedTwistyDark settingDark
Slightly Smiling Face
Reviewed in:Serial and Milk
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersSuspensefulUnpredictableRealistic settingDarkAbuseSexual assaultViolence
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes
Reviewed in:Serial and Milk
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingOriginal writingAddictiveSuspensefulDark settingImmersive settingDarkSexual assaultViolence
Anxious Face with sweat“omg??? i didn't love the first ~200 pages, but WOW does it all come together!! this book is full of police incompetence, LoL cameos, and absolute despicable people - it's fantastic. i did Not guess who the killer was (but i actually didn't have any guesses so) but the reveal came together really well! definitely a must read if you enjoy thrillers!”

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