The Chestnut Man
2020 Audie Awards® Winner - Mystery
IF YOU FIND ONE, HE’S ALREADY FOUND YOU
The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The next great Scandinavian crime novel is here, thanks to Søren Sveistrup, creator of the original version of the TV show The Killing. In The Chestnut Man, Copenhagen is being terrorized by a deranged killer—one who likes to take a hand or foot as a gruesome trophy and leaves behind a folk-art doll made of matchsticks and chestnuts as a twisted calling card. Sveistrup’s harrowing thriller makes it impossible not to be drawn into the ensuing investigation. As the clues pile up, listeners will try to solve this mystery on their own—although chances are the clever and shocking ending will still blow you away. Veteran audiobook narrator Peter Noble’s measured delivery enhances the dark and frigid atmosphere, setting the pitch-perfect tone for this new classic in the genre of chilling Nordic noir.
Could not stop listening!
Loved the characters and the story. I could not stop listening to this. I’d say it takes a couple chapters to get fully into the story, but soon I was listening to this whenever I got the chance.
One tip is that there are a good amount of characters introduced in the beginning and it is important to pay attention to them since they eventually all connect. After I’d say the first five chapters you will be introduced to all of them and then the story will flow really well.
Very worthwhile. Some good twists towards the end.
The Chestnut Man
Sick. Revolting. I listened to the first chapter and dumped the book. I wish there was a rating system for books so I could avoid such garbage as the preview gave no indication how gross this book is it’s not worth one star but this won’t post without it so....