The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup Review

                                     The Chestnut ManSøren Sveistrup | Harper Collins| Pub: September 3, 2019
This book is the definition of a Nordic Noir novel! Which is my all-time favorite genre. Maybe I was bored in Scandinavia in another life? I am just so drawn to Nordic Noir book and the darkness of them.
This one is very dark and gruesome, and I would expect less! I loved how the story was part police procedural, and part psychological thriller. The perfect combination if you ask me!
One thing I don’t enjoy in Nordic Noir novels, is that there’s always a hint of politics in them and I honestly find it so dry and boring. This is the only reason this book isn’t a 5-star for me.
I really ended up loving Thulin’s character and I especially loved the dynamic between her and Mark. There was a great relationship development between the two since in the beginning they didn’t get along as Mark wanted nothing to do work while Thulin had something to prove to her superiors. I doubt that this will become a series, but I wouldn’t say no to a series with those two!
What an awesome ending!!! It left me wanting more which is always a great sign of a good ending! If you want a book full of suspense and tension, this is for you!


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.

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