Sunday Fiction Pick: The Chestnut Man & The Hunting Party

We couldn’t choose between these two thrilling titles for this week’s fiction. So we’re going to show you both!

The Chestnut Man – Søren Sveistrup

Sveistrup returns with another Nordic Noir tour de force. As we would expect from the author of Danish TV series The Killing, The Chestnut Man is a dark journey with a layered plot that holds no punches in dealing with current societal issues. A great read for die-hard thriller fans.

In a playground just outside Copenhagen a woman is found dead with one hand cut off.

A small chestnut figure hangs over her.

Naia Thulin and Mark Hess are sent to investigate but they soon discover another woman has been brutally murdered. This time both her hands have been cut off.

And the chestnut figure is back.

Thulin and Hess soon suspect that these murdered women are connected to the missing daughter of Rosa Hartung, the Minister for Social Affairs, and work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again.

The Hunting Party – Lucy Foley

It would not be an exaggeration to say Agatha Christie coined an entire trope over her extensive career with Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. Now Lucy Foley has updated the classic, twist-at-the-end, study of human interaction murder mystery genre for the 2019 audience.

In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.

The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
The outsider

The victim.

Not an accident – a murder among friends.

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