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The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

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Book Summary 

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.


Condition: Like New (may contain a publisher extra mark)

Hardcover, Published May 7, 2019 by HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062895363



1 review for The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

  1. Chandra

    Well this was a bit of a heavy read, in more ways than one. I do love a good story that has some gore and “hard to read” spots – but they’re not really that hard to read for me. The crazier and more twisted, the better in my opinion. Sveistrup certainly gives us some visually disturbing scenes.

    The beginning opens with quite the bang and I was instantly hooked. But then, if I’m being completely honest, my attention quickly waned. I found myself putting it down and reading something else at times. But in about 200 pages, it started to pick up. The short chapters certainly help to keep the pages turning once you get to this point. At a 500+ page book, it’s still fairly early on so doesn’t take too much away.

    This book is heavy on the procedural aspect and characterization. I think I wanted just a little more from The Chestnut Man villain as a whole. More twisty, gory, look through your fingers moments please! However, the writing is well done and I did not see the reveal coming. As long as it took me to get into this read, the ending felt a little rushed. I don’t know if it needed all 500+ pages to get across the same story but that’s just my preference.

    Would I read more by this author? Absolutely. Would I recommend this read? Also absolutely. Especially to those who really love the twisted mixed in with some heavy procedural action.
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