THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE CREATOR AND WRITER OF HIT TV SHOW THE KILLING
As the leaves fall, he's coming for you. . .
One October morning in a quiet suburb, the police make a terrible discovery.
A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing.
Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts.
Examining the doll, Forensics are shocked to find a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
Can a new killer be the key to an old crime?
And will his spree be over when winter arrives - or is he only just getting started?
'A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. I loved this book' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman In The Window
'The Stieg Larsson comparisons seem unfair - on Sveistrup. He is quite simply in another league' Metro
'If you're pining for a dose of Jo Nesbo-style Scandi noir, The Chestnut Man should hit the spot' The Times
'Has success written all over it' Daily Express
'Creepy, clever and packed with tension' Sun
'If you are one of the millions who enjoyed The Killing, you'll want to read the first novel by its creator' Guardian
Praise for The Killing
'TV of the absolute finest quality . . . the writing shines' Guardian
'Excellent . . . A shrewd mix of police procedural, political thriller and domestic drama' New York Times
'The most talked-about, boxset-friendly cultural landmarks of the 21st century to date' Independent
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The creator of the Nordic noir TV series The Killing transports his immense talent from the screen to the page with this breathtaking debut novel. Set in Copenhagen, Soren Sveistrup’s disturbing thriller begins with the discovery of some brutally mutilated bodies and continues at a riveting pace, drawing you into a world of grief, evil and political chicanery. Full of the kind of complex, empathetic characters that made The Killing so enthralling, The Chestnut Man is split into short, sharp chapters that tempt you to read just one more until you realise you’ve stayed up all night. The ending is impossible to predict.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A slow start with a little too much background explanation/definition but within a few chapters totally gripping!
A bit disappointing in that it’s not a patch on ‘The Killing’. The killer can be determined very early on with the use of an obvious tactic. Also the characters lack depth and are somewhat cardboard cutout.