The Chestnut Man

The Chestnut Man is an intricately plotted, well-written thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end.

Written by the creator of the TV series The Killing, the short chapters and cinematic quality of the narrative make it stand out from a lot of other Scandinavian crime fiction.

My only criticism would be that it is far too long (like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series); it really needed the services of a good editor.

To begin with, I did not really take to either of the main characters, but gradually their backstories emerged and their characters were developed to such an extent that I fully expect there to be a sequel to The Chestnut Man; in fact I really hope there is.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.