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The chestnut man : a novel

Author: Søren Sveistrup; Caroline Waight
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"On the first Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year's leave of absence--granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse, leaving Rosa with no choice but to try to move on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sveistrup, Søren, 1968- author.
Chestnut man
New York : Harper, 2019
(DLC) 2018046186
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Søren Sveistrup; Caroline Waight
ISBN: 9780062895363 0062895362
OCLC Number: 1055570795
Language Note: Translated from the Danish.
Description: 516 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Kastanjemanden.
Responsibility: Søren Sveistrup ; translated by Caroline Waight.

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"On the first Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year's leave of absence--granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse, leaving Rosa with no choice but to try to move on without closure. The same day Rosa returns to parliament, a young single mother is found brutally murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen--she's been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the address to find a figure made of chestnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby. When yet another woman is murdered--this time with both hands cut off--and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection to the Hartung case. To put an end to the killing spree, the pair, with nothing in common aside from equally troubled personal lives, realize they will need to put aside their differences in a race against time--and a brutal psychopath"--

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"A big, bold, spend-all-day-reading thriller.... In his debut crime novel, Soren Sveistrup instantly establishes himself as a must-read author for fans of Nordic Noir legends Jo Nesbo and Lars Read more...

 
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