The Chestnut Man

Version: Unabridged
Author: Soren Sveistrup
Narrator: Peter Noble
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published In: September 2019
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing.

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.

Reviews (1)


Written by Jeff L. on January 5th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The book was phenomenal and continued to keep me guessing. I loved how it was able to tie up every storyline so flawlessly and smooth. I wish there had been a little more variety in the narrators voice but other then that the over experience was amazing!

Author Details

Author Details

Sveistrup, Soren

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.