#Blogtour #Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup @MichaelJBooks @JennyPlatt90 #TheChestnutMan #crimefiction
Release date - 10th January 2019
Book length - 491 pages
Publisher - Michael Joseph
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I want to thank Jenny from Penguin Random House UK for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The police make a terrible discovery in a suburb of Copenhagen. A young woman has been killed and dumped at a playground. One of her hands has been cut off, and above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts.
Young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner is Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator who's just been kicked out of Europol's headquarters in The Hague. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead, the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. A man confessed to her murder, and the case is long since solved.
Soon afterwards, another woman is found murdered, along with another chestnut man. Thulin and Hess suspect that there's a connection between the Hartung case, the murdered women and a killer who is spreading fear throughout the country. But what is it?
Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because it's clear that the murderer is on a mission that is far from over . . .
Definitely a contender for crime fiction book of 2019, THE CHESTNUT MAN by Søren Sveistrup is a thriller like no other and will set your heart racing and your palms sweating as you turn each page.
Naia Thulin is determined to exceed in her career and the last thing she needs is a new partner who has been dumped from Europol due to problems, but work with Mark Hess she must. Their first case together is the murder of a young woman who has been dumped at a local playground and what makes it even more grisly is that her hand has been cut off and a chestnut man doll is left hanging with her. But when forensics discover a fingerprint from a little girl who was killed a year ago, this case takes an even more sinister twist. When another body turns up with another chestnut man, will Thulin and Hess be able to piece together the puzzle of this terrifying serial killer and what has all of this to do with politician, Rosa Harting, who is still grieving for her daughter?
Compelling, haunting, dark and twisted, THE CHESTNUT MAN by Søren Sveistrup is a terrifying read that you simply cannot put down. The chapters are short and well-paced and I found myself halfway through the book in the blink of an eye without even realising it. The setting is eerie and perfect for the story and the characters are flawed, relatable and memorable which is always a must for me. There are secret, lies, evil, and heartache and I highly recommend THE CHESTNUT MAN for all thriller and crime fiction fans as this is certain to be a book that will be on everyone's lips this year.
Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed scriptwriter of the Danish television phenomenon The Killing which won various international awards and sold in more than a hundred countries. More recently, Sveistrup wrote the screenplay for Jo Nesbø'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.
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