Synopses & Reviews
From the creator of the hit television show The Killing, the most anticipated thriller of the season — soon to be a Netflix original series.
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.
"One of the best and scariest crime novels of the year, it adds
to its rewards by promising us at least one sequel. A tantalizing,
un-put-down-able novel by an instant master of the form." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
a plot so intricately woven that even a seasoned crime reader won't
guess the ending. This book is the best kind of terrifying." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A complex procedural deepened by gut-wrenching social commentary." Booklist
"A stellar debut." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Søren Sveistrup is an
internationally acclaimed script writer, creator and film producer of
several TV series. From 2007 to 2012 he was the creator and writer of
The Killing, which has won several international awards, been sold to
more than a hundred countries all over the world and remade for AMC by
Fox Television Studios in the US. He lives in Copenhagen.