The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Lindsay’s review

A gripping, shocking, addictive, fast-paced thriller!

Bodies are being discovered with limbs missing. A serial killer is leaving little handmade chestnut men near his victims. The town is terrified. Police are working round the clock to track down this dangerous psychopath.

This was EXCELLENT! It is over 500 pages, yet I was hanging on every word. Not once did the storyline loose its grip on me. The chapters are short (just the way I like them) and had me flipping pages as fast as possible. I was completely glued to this book from the moment I read the first sentence – the pace and flow were done to perfection! The characters were fantastic! The main policewoman, Thulin, is a unique and edgy character who I loved.

My one small critique is that the ending had some over-the-top elements that felt unrealistic.

I am a big fan of this author who also wrote the Netflix show “The Killing” and I can’t wait to see what he comes out with next. This was on my Edelweiss backlist and I’m kicking myself now for taking so long to read it. Thank you to Edelweiss for my review copy. This easily makes my 2020 Favourites List!