Reviews

  • Sveistrup's brilliant and brutal The Chestnut Man sets a new benchmark. The Steig Larsson comparisons seem unfair - on Sveistrup. He is quite simply in another league. Scandi noir is back with a bang with this sensational debut novel *****

    Metro
  • Creepy, clever and packed with tension

    The Sun
  • ***** The Chestnut Man has success written all over it. You will never want to play with conkers again

    Daily Express
  • If you're pining for a dose of Jo Nesbo-style Scandi noir, The Chestnut Man should hit the spot. The twisty, tricksy storyline, delivered in short, sharp chapters that don't let anyone catch their breath, gathers an unstoppable momentum so that 500 pages disappear in a trice - and the ending is satisfyingly grand guignol, with room left for a sequel

    The Times
  • A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. Buckle up. You'll gulp down every word. I loved this book

    A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
  • As in The Killing television series, Sveistrup offers lessons to seasoned practitioners of the serial-killer whodunit in how to inject new energy into this near-exhausted sub-genre, and a reminder (via his portrayal of the families, homes and workplaces that his cops visit) that crime writing has the potential to be eye-opening, panoramic social realism

    Sunday Times
  • If you are one of the millions who enjoyed The Killing, you'll want to read the first novel by its creator. Sveistrup's ability at building tension is evident, and this will undoubtedly make for a compelling television adaptation

    Guardian
  • BBC Top Fiction Picks of 2019

    BBC.co.uk
  • A debut thriller from the creator of The Killing opens with a gruesome discovery in a Copenhagen suburb

    Guardian Books of 2019
  • Superbly written and carries you along at breakneck speed. If you liked The Killing, you are going to love this

    My Weekly