The Chestnut Man
Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"If you find one, he’s already found you.
A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen.
His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?
To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.
Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over.
And no one is safe."
The Chestnut Man is a Danish standalone mystery thriller novel written by Søren Sveistrup and translated by Caroline Waight.
I thought that this was a solid mystery thriller and a pretty good audiobook. I was immersed in the story the entire time even though at times it was hard to get through due to themes that I cannot divulge due to spoilers (but check the trigger warnings before you read this).
I did have a minor issue with the direction the book took because I was confused when the first big reveal happened. The whodunnit came out of nowhere when it was first revealed, but it made more sense as the story continued.
I do think that this was an interesting read, but as I said, before you pick this up check the trigger warnings if needed.