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The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
Thriller

The Chestnut Man

Debut
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by Søren Sveistrup

Quick take

This slow-burn Danish detective thriller follows a truly gory killer. Squeamish stomachs: You've been warned.

Good to know

  • 400+ pages

  • Slow build

  • Creepy

  • Graphic violence

Why I love it

Calling all fans of Nordic Noir! Do twisted plots, gritty atmosphere and detailed police procedures make your thriller-loving heart race? Do you live for stories that have a violent serial killer on the loose, reading them late into the night with all the lights on, electric bill be damned? Then do I have the book for you!! The Chestnut Man delivers all this and more—complete with a creepy childr...

Synopsis

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 tw...

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    September 2019