Hey everyone! I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in a blog tour for a book that I’ve been patiently waiting for the release of! With only two days before the official publication, here’s my thoughts on The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup!
Here you can find my review of the book as well as all of its details and a little more about the author! What more could you want?!
One Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year’s leave of absence – granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various part of her dismembered corpse.
On the same day Rosa returns to Parliament, a young single mother is found brutally murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen – she’s been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the address to find a figure made of chesnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby.
When yet another woman is murdered – this time with both hands missing – and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection with the Hartung case. 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…
If you’re on the lookout for your next chilling thriller, then The Chestnut Man should definitely be on your list! This book is packed full of everything that I want in this kind of story – a whole selection of twists, strong characters, a well thought out plot and an ending that makes your heart sink.
As you can probably guess, there were so many things that I loved about this book. The thing that stood out to me most overall is that the entire plot felt so well planned out. Everything happened for a reason, no character was meaningless and the quick pace of events kept me guessing until the big reveal. The description was a perfect balance between creepy and intriguing without being too revealing. I felt that all of the characters had interesting points of view which really added to the story as they all gave hints as to who might be guilty, without giving it away. This meant that I was constantly changing my mind as to who I thought the killer was – this did so much to keep me reading, not wanting to put the book down until I knew for sure!
Overall, I really loved this book and wish I could read it again for the first time! If you’re someone who loves a thriller that really keeps you guessing then I can’t recommend this one enough. Plus, if you watched Sveistrup’s first triumph, The Killing, then I have no doubt that this book is for you.
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.
Sveistrup (born 1968) holds a master of Literature and History from the University of Copenhagen and has graduated as a scriptwriter from the Danish Film School.
You can check out the thoughts of some other wonderful book bloggers on this book throughout the rest of The Chestnut Man blog tour!
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