Waiting On Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday you got to highlight a book that you were really looking forward to. Unfortunately, the original creator is no longer able to host the meme and it has now linked up with Can’t Wait Wednesday over at Wishful Endings.
This week I’ve chosen:
The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup.
One blustery October morning in a quiet Copenhagen 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.
Ambitious young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner, Mark Hess, is a burned-out investigator who’s just been kicked out of Europol. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man – evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead; the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. The man who confessed to her murder is behind bars and the case long since closed.
Soon afterwards, a second woman is found murdered, along with another chestnut man. Thulin and Hess suspect that there’s a connection between the Hartung case and the murdered women. But what is it?
Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because it’s clear that the killer is on a mission that is far from over…
About Søren Sveistrup.
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. More recently, Sveistrup wrote the screenplay for Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman. Sveistrup obtained a Master in Literature and in History from the University of Copenhagen and studied at the Danish Film School. He has won countless prizes, including an Emmy for Nikolaj and Julie and a BAFTA for The Killing.
The Chestnut Man is the debut offering from Søren Sveistrup who wrote the hit TV show The Killing (which I have to admit that I have never watched). The book only came to my attention when I was recently asked to participate in the upcoming blog tour. I agreed and for my spot I will be hosting content but I was also
lucky enough cheeky enough (I asked) to be offered a copy of the book to read and review separate from the official tour (I’m not a fan of reviewing for blog tours, I prefer content as it supplements my own meagre blog output, still helps to promote the author and their book and allows me to review at my leisure).
I think that the cover for The Chestnut Man is fantastic, simple yet evocative and striking and the blurb is intriguing too.
The Chestnut Man is published by Michael Joseph on January 10th, 2019.
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