Creepy. The debut novel by Søren Sveistrup is a creepy thriller titled, The Chestnut Man. The characters are interesting and complex, flawed in all the ways we recognize and appreciate. The crimes are bloody and violent and the criminal meticulous and dogged. The plot moves at a pace that after a while sustains a reader’s elevated heart rate level that jumps when a new twist arrives. Most readers will hug their children a little tighter after reading this book. Fans of crime fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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