The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Hello and welcome to my review of highly anticipated read The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup with thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for approving my request on NetGalley.

About The Book

“One blustery October morning in a quiet Copenhagen 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.

Ambitious young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner, Mark Hess, is a burned-out investigator who’s just been kicked out of Europol. 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. But the man who confessed to her murder is already behind bars and the case long since closed.

Soon afterwards, a second woman is found murdered, along with another chestnut man. Thulin and Hess suspect that there’s a connection between the Hartung case and the murdered women. But what is it?

Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because it’s clear that the killer is on a mission that is far from over..”

What I Thought

The Chestnut Man is just the kind of twisted thriller I love. It is creepy and creative with many layers to it. It had a tension that was constantly building and made my insides clench. Some of the scenes were really quite brutal but it didn’t make me squeamish as I was so completely absorbed by the story I just wanted to know why this was happening, who was doing it and what would happen next.
I liked Hess he was the typical troubled detective that knows so much more than he lets on and has a past that he’s running from. Then we have Thulin, she doesn’t give much away, I would like to know more about her, what makes her tick? She loves her daughter very much but in general she is distant from people not letting anyone get too close.
I think it is a fantastic read and I would really love to see more from Hess and Thulin in the future.

Many thanks again to Penguin Michael Joseph for approving my NetGalley request to read this book it was a fantastic read that I highly recommend. All opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.

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