I was so excited when Jenny from Penguin got in touch with me and wanted to send a copy of this book my way, it sounded amazing, and I couldn’t wait to get my head into it and start reading!
So The Chestnut Man is the debut novel from Soren Sveistrup who is the creator and writer of the TV show The Killing. This book comes out on the 10th January 2022.
In a playground just outside Copenhagen a woman is found dead with one hand cut off. A small chestnut figure hangs over her. Naia Thulin and Mark Hess are sent to investigate but they soon discover another woman has been brutally murdered. This time both her hands have been cut off. And the chestnut figure is back. Thulin and Hess soon suspect that these murdered women are connected to the missing daughter of Rosa Hartung, the Minister for Social Affairs, and work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again.
About the Author
Soren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed scriptwriter of the Danish television phenomenon The Killing which won various international awards and solo in more than a hundred countries. More recently, Sveistrup wrote the screenplay for Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman. Sveistrup obtained a master in Literature and in History from the University of Copenhagen and studied at the Danish Film School. He has won countless prizes, including an Emmy for Nikolaj and Julie and a BAFTA for The Killing.
★★★★ ★ ~ 5/5
I absolutely loved this book, it’s a thriller/mystery, that had me gripped from the start, I couldn’t put it down. When I first saw it I thought it might be a bit long, and dragged due to the amount of pages, but I was SO wrong, it moved very fast, and was a delight to read. It kept you guessing all the way through, which I love with mystery’s.. too many can be predictable. It is very intense and gory, I defiantly didn’t read it at night let me tell you that. But the story line is just amazing, and if you love a thriller you need to pick this up in the new year.
A huge thanks to Penguin & Soren (for writing this!!!) for sending me this copy to review, and allowing me to be part of this book tour, and read this amazing book early, eep!