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The Chestnut Man - A Novel

Soren Sveistrup

Publisher: Harper

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Summary

WINNER OF THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY/CRIME NOVEL 
A Best Book of the Year: New York Times Book Review, Kirkus, Library Journal, 
FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” (A.J. Finn)—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.

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