Soren Sveistrup, Penguin, €18.20
UST a few weeks into 2019 and I have already found a new favourite crime author. His name is Soren Sveistrup and his debut novel, a scandi-noir thriller set in Copenhagen, is called The Chestnut Man.
An intense serial killer ‘whodunnit’ that moves at incredible lightning speed, I was finding it extremely difficult to believe this was a debut book until I realised that Sveistrup is the same person who created and wrote the smash-hit TV crime series The Killing.
And the good news is that fans of The Killing will not be one bit disappointed by Sveistrup’s first foray into novel writing. In fact, they will recognise many similarities between the two offerings — part police procedural/part psychological thriller, complex and moody characters, intricate plotting,
The Chestnut Man