Length: 512 Pages
THE CHILLING DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE CREATOR AND WRITER OF HIT TV SHOW THE KILLING
As the leaves fall, he's coming for you. . .
One October morning in a quiet 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.
Examining the doll, Forensics are shocked to find a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
Can a new killer be the key to an old crime?
And will his spree be over when winter arrives - or is he only just getting started?
'A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. I loved this book' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman In The Window
'The Stieg Larsson comparisons seem unfair - on Sveistrup. He is quite simply in another league' Metro
'If you're pining for a dose of Jo Nesbo-style Scandi noir, The Chestnut Man should hit the spot' The Times
'Has success written all over it' Daily Express
'Creepy, clever and packed with tension' Sun
'If you are one of the millions who enjoyed The Killing, you'll want to read the first novel by its creator' Guardian
Praise for The Killing
'TV of the absolute finest quality . . . the writing shines' Guardian
'Excellent . . . A shrewd mix of police procedural, political thriller and domestic drama' New York Times
'The most talked-about, boxset-friendly cultural landmarks of the 21st century to date' Independent
Length: 512 Pages
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 *****
Creepy, clever and packed with tension
***** The Chestnut Man has success written all over it. You will never want to play with conkers again
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
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
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
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
BBC Top Fiction Picks of 2019
A debut thriller from the creator of The Killing opens with a gruesome discovery in a Copenhagen suburb
Superbly written and carries you along at breakneck speed. If you liked The Killing, you are going to love this