Book Review for THE CHESTNUT MAN by Søren Sveistrup
THE CHESTNUT MAN by Søren Sveistrup
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A tense, dark, and downright addictive thriller. Noir at its best.
THE CHESTNUT MAN is honestly one of the best books I have read this year. Sveistrup constructed the most fabulously dark serial killer mystery with intricate plot twists and gripping insights into real-life issues.
Okay. Let’s have a moment for the writing of this book. Hands down, it is impressive. The flow and pacing of this book are perfection. The story never stops and consistently propels you further down the rabbit hole of an already complex story. I loved it!
From the beginning to the end, I was utterly captivated by all the characters, but none as much as the killer. He just seemed so unique and refreshingly sinister. I found myself asking his motives and wanting to get inside his head, though I don’t know how good of an idea that is. I also loved how his actions and the investigation of the case surrounding the murders were used as a vehicle to make commentary on the more nefarious side of humanity. The author didn’t once shy away from the difficult issues, and the book was better for it.
If you are someone who loves dark and twisty mysteries with a lot of grit, then I suggest you pick this one up. It is easily in my top five books of the year.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
FYI, I liked this book so much, I also purchased an eBook and Audio copy of this book.
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.
About the Author: Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed script writer, creator and film producer of several TV series. From 2007 to 2012 he was the creator and writer of THE KILLING, which has won several international awards, been sold to more than a hundred countries all over the world and remade for AMC by Fox Television Studios in the US. He lives in Copenhagen.
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (September 3, 2019)
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