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The Chestnut Man
The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
IF YOU FIND ONE, HES ALREADY FOUND YOU The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a chestnut mana handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnutswhich he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discoverya fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government ministers daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidenceor something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Mans gruesome clues. Because its clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe.
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vivastory
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It defies explanation: a dead body in the trunk of a car submerged in a lake, a freshly built snowman standing watch over a corpse, or a chestnut man if snow is in short supply. Regardless, it's bleak in more ways than one & the least that a Scandinavian detective can do is throw on a #sweater before heading to their next crime scene! Below is a link to a humorous brief video Every Single Scandinavian Crime Drama & a link to 6 Nordic Noir

vivastory Series from Crime By the Book (one of my fave IG thriller accounts):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OOpZitfd0

http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2019/10/25/6-nordic-noir-series-to-read-this-fall

#GratefulHarvest @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
p.s.-If you haven't watched The Killing, you really should!
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BarbaraBB The Killing is so good! Sarah Lund! How is Chestnut Man? Have you watched it? I enjoyed the book a lot. 3w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I also really liked the book. I started to watch it & couldn't get into it. I turned it off halfway through the first episode. 3w
BarbaraBB Okay, so no need to hurry for me! 3w
Eggs Well done 🧶 🔪 🖤 3w
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I liked this a lot when I first started it, but the more I got into it the more I started to lose interest. I thought it was creepy and well thought out. But, there were so many characters to keep track of and the author kept introducing new characters and I started to lose track of who everyone was. I thought it was a great story, but it didn‘t fully keep my interest.

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Kempfme
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Mehso-so

It was slow, but kept my interest. If you like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you will like this read.

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Tattooedteacher
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@Twainy practicing with my new sticker pen, which is actually called decorating tape. It‘s so much fun and perfect for #litsylove letters.

Twainy Hmmm that is better than I thought, you can actually see it. Now I need some. My first thought was envelopes … then boxes & book journal. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 🎉 1mo
Pigpen_Reads Those look awesome! I've never heard of sticker pens! 1mo
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MotherOfCats
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Good thing this man is sleeping through this book… it‘s not for the faint of heart 😅 #catsoflitsy #thechestnutman

wanderinglynn What a cutie! 🧡🐱 1mo
TheRiehlDeal What an adorable cat! I have a ginger cat as well. 3w
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angel1
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Finished the book, now time to watch the series!😱

ImperfectCJ I really liked the book, and I'm going to have to check out the series (if I can find a time to watch without my kids...this one doesn't seem like our standard "family movie night" fare). 2mo
angel1 @ImperfectCJ I loved the book! When I told my hubby what the book was about and told him it was on Netflix, he wanted to watch it with me! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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As I read lots of crime fiction/thrillers, it's interesting how, even when I see many of the same elements/tropes, if the story is good, I still want to keep reading.

Which is a long way of saying that, although I found a lot in this novel that seemed familiar, I still really enjoyed reading it. When I finished it, I was really hoping it was part of a series so I could keep reading more about the characters (the ones that survived, at least).

ImperfectCJ Theme read, 3 readathons, 8 hours = 255 pts for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon #screamathon #littenlisten #bookspinbingo 2mo
SomedayAlmost I really enjoyed the show. 2mo
ImperfectCJ I just realized, this one mentions Halloween so I get an extra 10 points! So 265 points. 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Plus I watched all six episodes of the danish tv adaptation of The Chestnut Man on Netflix. Which means another 31pts for #TeamSlaughter in #Scarathlon2021

readingjedi This is currently 4 or 5 on my TBR list as a NetGalley ARC - had it so long they've done it for telly already! Oops 😬 2mo
Clwojick Ahhh! I have to read this first! 2mo
Lizpixie I‘d recommend reading it first too. It‘s very good, both book & tv! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion but I found this terribly boring. It started out promisingly enough but then just went on for far too long. And I wasn‘t really impressed with the twists. Oh well, another one off the #BOTM backlog.

eanderson I agree with you. It wasn‘t the worst but I now don‘t remember anything about it because it didn‘t make an impact on me. 2mo
TrishB Not read, won‘t shove up list! 2mo
Karkar It was so do for me too. 2mo
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Jemgirl2014
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Watched two hours of this. Definitely a slow burn.
#2021Scarathlon
#TeamSlaughter
10 points
@Clwojick

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SomedayAlmost
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I will not watch another serial killer show late at night…I will not watch another serial killer show late at night. At least it‘s points for #TeamSlaughter! #murders #chestnutman #tv #thriller #serialkiller #Scarathalon2021

Jemgirl2014 Ooh! That's on my list for this weekend! I have a long one too. Indigenous Peoples' Day. 😃 2mo
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Dcueto
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In time for Halloween 🎃

mdm139 I just binged the tv show on Netflix 2mo
Dcueto @mdm139 did you like it?? 2mo
mdm139 @Dcueto yes I did. It has been a long time since I read the book but it seemed pretty close to the main story line 2mo
Dcueto @mdm139 watching the show now, and you were right. Pretty spot on 3w
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bookish.mum
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September Wrap-up 📚

Say Cheese and Die 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Coraline 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Chestnut Man 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Girl Who Cried Monster 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Poems for the Dawn Vol 1 (ebook) 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Our Water Graveyard (ebook) 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Welcome to Camp Nightmare 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ImperfectCJ
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Library holds! This and my audiobooks on Libby should get me started for October.

swishandflick I Remember You is great - super spooky! 2mo
Desha The Chestnut Man is really good! 👍🏻📚 2mo
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kamoorephoto
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I want to send out an invite to all you fellow Littens here who enjoy mysteries and thrillers and also have a #BOTM subscription. I‘ve been a BOTM member for years now but I help moderate BOTM: Mystery/Thriller Discussion Group over on Facebook. It‘s my month to host the discussion so I just posted a poll to help pick the book; there‘s never enough spooky stuff in October! These are just 2 in the poll.
Come look up the group and I can let you in!

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Tera0707
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The Chestnut Man is on Netflix!! (Sorry for the crappy pic)

vivastory I loved the book! Looking forward to the series 2mo
Tera0707 @vivastory same! I didn‘t even know it was being made into a series so I was pretty excited when my favorite Bookstagrammer posted about it 😄 2mo
Rissa1 I just finished this book! I will be searching Netflix for this today! 2mo
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LeslieO
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🎃 I am not this year.
🎃 I‘m looking forward to something scary/creepy so it‘s a tie between two “man” books. The Chestnut Man and The Nothing Man

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina . Anyone else want to play?

DarkMina You're welcome! 2mo
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Breanne1
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One from my #botm backlog. I really enjoyed the mystery….until the very end. I supposed that happens and I‘m trying to not let it color my review. The last two chapters just didn‘t do it for me.

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jeannasser
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Joining into the hype 😂 I‘ve heard it‘s really gory 🤔🤔🤔
#chestnutman #horror #thriller #LittensDressedInBlood

MidnightBookGirl Also on my TBR 3mo
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StellaDz
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This book is SMART! So intricate and engrossing, it also reads like a movie (makes sense based on who the author is) and keeps the reader guessing and on the edge of their seat while reading. This is the kind of thriller that needs to be written more - not just horrible people in bad situations, but a race to catch a killer that always seems to be three steps ahead.

If you see a chestnut man, it‘s too late.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Desha I enjoyed this book a lot as well…one of my favorite thrillers/mysteries!👏🏻 2mo
Desha Still need to read your recommendation of When the Stars Go Dark! ☺️ 2mo
StellaDz @Desha oh please let me know what you think! I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Desha Will do! I‘ve added it to my to be read list on Book of the Month as it‘s available through them! :) 2mo
StellaDz @Desha yay!! 2mo
Desha My copy of When the Stars Go Dark is coming from BOTM in the next couple of days (it takes forever for BOTM to get to California;)! Cant wait to read it! 📚📚☺️ 2mo
StellaDz @Desha YAY! I‘m excited for you! (edited) 2mo
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StellaDz
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Been enjoying this so much on audio, that when I found a copy thrifting, I had to pick it up! Finishing it using the tangible version! #currentlyreading

Desha I really enjoyed this book! :) 3mo
StellaDz @Desha this was recommended to me a lot, and it is not disappointing!! ❤️ Probably my fave thriller read this year next to 3mo
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Desha I agree I thought it was one of the best I‘ve read recently! Will have to look into When the Stars Go Dark! Thank you! 3mo
StellaDz @Desha oh it‘s a good one! Hope you enjoy of you pick it up! 3mo
Desha Stacked When the StarsGo Dark 😊📚❤️ 3mo
StellaDz @Desha ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Avanders
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A book that propels you forward and gives you all the pent-up‘ness. A fine ending… except I didn‘t love the very last last last bit. That‘s ok. 😜 A strong 4 stars … maybe even 4.5. Note: this book is horrifying. There are …. a lot of trigger warnings.

Desha Loved this book...everything you said about it is true! 📚 3mo
Avanders @Desha 😄♥️ 3mo
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StellaDz
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Honestly, those first two chapters? 😳 Thats how you get thrown into a story! #currentlylistening

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Traci1
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I was expecting more of a horror story, but this one ended up pretty good. Reminded me a lot of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole books.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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reading_rainbow
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Yay #BOTM picks are up early! 🖤🔪 Went with an atmospheric horror set in Copenhagen

vivastory I enjoyed this one 5mo
BarbaraBB This one is real good! 5mo
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Traci1
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My July #botm picks. What did you all pick?

Reviewsbylola I got The Chesnut Man when it was first a pick and still need to read it. 🙈 5mo
vivastory I had an unused credit, so I selected Razorblade Tears & selected the new Sager & Trick Mirror as add on 5mo
Traci1 @Reviewsbylola haha! I have two or three (dozen) like that. 😆 5mo
Traci1 @vivastory I'm really excited about the new Sager. I'm hoping the expectations haven't been set too high for that one. 5mo
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vivastory
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I really liked this book, so it's no surprise that I was excited for the Chestnut Man teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLo7-XEpN44

MicheleinPhilly Should probably read it. 5mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly I think you'd like it 5mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh I‘m sure I would. That‘s why I ordered it from BOTM ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO. 🙄 5mo
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vivastory @MicheleinPhilly 😂 If it makes you feel better the following, one of my first botm selections is still on my TBR almost 5 years later 5mo
MicheleinPhilly My oldest unread one is Swing Time. And I LOVE Zadie Smith. 🤦🏻‍♀️ November 2016. I blame America. 5mo
EvieBee You live dangerously, I see. 😆 5mo
Leftcoastzen Wow, that‘s a creepy trailer .😨 5mo
BarbaraBB I liked this one too. Thanks for sharing the link. 5mo
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly You better leave Swing Time unread then 😉 5mo
Branwen Oooooh I really loved this book! Thanks for sharing the link! 5mo
TorieStorieS Thanks for sharing!! I also loved this one- can‘t wait to watch it all!! 5mo
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akfreeborn
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I do love a dark Scandinavian thriller. This didn‘t disappoint. It will be good on screen as it is written with very short scene like chapters. The characters were complex and plot was twisty turny. It was a bit long that took me a while to get through. It reminded me of years ago carrying around A Jo Nesbo thriller for weeks when someone who always asked about the book I was reading asked me if I was still reading that one lol!

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Karkar
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Pickpick

Forgot to post this a while back. I did not have this one figured out right away. Not one of my favorites but I would read it again.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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This book was not what I expected but I was not disappointed. I thought the story developed well & the individual strands are woven together in a way that didn't feel contrived or forced. The author masterfully included false "clues" that added to the twist "reveal". My only complaint is that in the beginning, the author includes too many characters, which had me turning back a few times. Short chapters kept me turning pages. Highly recommend!??

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Hilary427
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I liked this one! The short chapters kept the story moving along. It was a bit too long for my liking, but it was an easy read, with lots of twists!
⭐️: 3.5/5

MsMelissa I‘d really like to be wherever it is you are right now! Beach and ocean are much more appealing than cold and snow ❄️ 10mo
Tera66 Its freezing here in Colorado, would love to be where you are right now.😱 10mo
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Twainy
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🎧📚 BOTM Thriller, crime drama, mystery ... horror.

A cross between The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo & Criminal Minds. Scandinavian dark thriller/mystery/crime drama. Two plot tangents & 2 time lines with multiple POVs.

1 - A serial killer who‘s calling card‘s a doll made out of chestnuts

2 - A missing child

Great MCs! Book draws you in & keeps you as characters & story are fleshed out.

TW for gruesome violence, rape, child abuse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This was a page-turner!! One of those books that make you fight off sleep so you can stay up to read more.

Started this out in audio which was really great, but finished it with the e-book.

ferskner This one is so spooky! 10mo
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Bookworm1987
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Gonna read this next by Soren Sveistrup #sørensveistrup #thechestnutman

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Gorgeous sunny day out there! They say a Polar Vortex is coming, but no sign of it today!

Lindy Looks lovely! We are in the midst of a winter storm in Edmonton. Not too cold, but snow and high winds. 11mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lindy oh! 😯 We're mayyyybeee getting that this week(end)?? But a good winter storm is always nice to hunker down in! 11mo
Lindy @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yes to hunkering down. I‘m glad I walked to the library yesterday for a fresh supply. (Curbside pickup of holds; libraries are closed otherwise.) 11mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lindy 👍 i thought ours would completely close again, but they will keep curbside pickup which is great! Do miss browsing or visiting to pick books up on a whim though! 11mo
MsMelissa It‘s not cold yet here (Ottawa). What a weird winter. We have minimal snow so far, and it hasn‘t been super cold yet at all. 11mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Book_Fiend_Melissa no, same here, but we're usually warmer anyway (Windsor). Oh, so no skating on Rideau Canal? I want to do that again!! 11mo
suvata Just beautiful 11mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I was looking for an audiobook that would get me out walking - something with great narration and a story that would keep me walking longer. So far, The Chestnut Man is hitting those marks!

It looked a lot colder out there but it actually wasn't too bad.

britt_brooke Looks peaceful! 11mo
Hestapleton You should check out this series! I did some audio-walking to it last summer and I would walk extra miles I was so hooked! 11mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Hestapleton thanks! I did read the first one in the series....I thought it was just okay, but maybe the audio for the rest might be better for me? (Based on your recommendation thanks!) 11mo
Hestapleton @Penny_LiteraryHoarders it‘s a full cast audio production! I wouldn‘t have enjoyed it half as much if I read it with my eyes. 11mo
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EadieB
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#BookSpinBingo #TheChestnutMan #SorenSveistrup
#BookSpin #Jan2021

This is a haunting and dark story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I love the short chapters but there were 130 of them. The story is long but moves fast. The characters are fascinating and the plot is interesting. The ending was a complete surprise. I would recommend this book to those who love mystery thrillers and I look forward to the author's next book.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
BarbaraBB My favorite thriller last year! 11mo
EadieB @BarbaraBB I can see why! 11mo
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EadieB
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1. Read 25 books a month. #BookSpinBingo

2. Ride stationary bike for 1 hour per day. #BFC21

3. Listen to tagged book while exercising.

4. Dismantle 1 bookcase daily for room to be painted.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 11mo
EadieB @wanderinglynn Thanks! 11mo
kspenmoll Dismantling bookcases- drool over your books!!! 11mo
EadieB @kspenmoll You're funny! Yes! I do have a lot of books and moving them for the painter is a big job! 11mo
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EadieB
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Day 20 - #RedCover #SleighTheShelves
#TheChestnutMan #SorenSveistrup

I was listening to the audio of this book today.

Carolyn11215 Such a great book!! 12mo
amywithbooks Loved this one! 12mo
EadieB @avgeyer Nice to know! @Carolyn11215 12mo
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 12mo
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Victoria6
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Book #69: This one is a recommendation from a friend! Liked it but I think it‘s gonna be better suited for a Netflix series, which makes sense because the author is a screenwriter too!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this but didn't love it. Many of the sentences read like a too dramatic voice over in a police TV show, I can almost hear the Unsolved Mysteries narrator walking us through some sections.
The storyline is great though, twists and turns and many layers. It is just not a book I would push on others like I would with Tana French or the like.

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mdm139
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This book took some time to get through because it is 500 plus pages and it is a “Scandinavian noir” police procedural book. If you like the genre you will like this book. This book does not feel like a debut because it is well written. I picked this one to read for the 2020 BOTM challenge only to find out it doesn‘t count because it isn‘t from 2020. Oops! Still glad I read it though. One less on my BOTM back log.

Gissy I enjoyed that book!! Great! 13mo
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mdm139
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Breakfast this cold windy morning is a bacon egg and cheese everything bagel, hash browns, and a gingerbread chai latte. Reading and breakfasting and planning book club books for next year with my book club planning team.

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mdm139
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The only advantage of the puppies waking me up at 5 am because they don‘t understand day light savings time is I get a few hours to myself to read. Tried the baked apple chai tea from David‘s tea. It is very subtle. I didn‘t taste the spice, but I know it had to be in there, it is just not overwhelming chai. And that is the apple cranberry tart from Traders Joe.

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Jilly6183
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Perfectly spooky thriller for this time of year. But major TW for sexual assault, child abuse, and gruesome violence.

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Jilly6183
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A vanilla porter, a creepy book, and a "spooky" window seat ??

AkashaVampie Looks amazing 14mo
Susanita Vanilla porter sounds good. 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! Enjoy! 14mo
Gissy So pretty!😍🖤🖤🖤 14mo
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Kboltz
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Perfect scary story for this time of the year. Horrid murders are taking place and the item left behind is a tiny man made of chestnuts. Had me guessing until the very end who the killer was. Gruesome story with some hard to think of scenarios but good characters who lead the way to the truth of these killings.

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KyrstinElizabeth
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When you start reading a scary book and the date in the book matches the current date down to the day. #spooky #spooktober #halloweenseason

PD: Book page says “Monday, October 5th, Present Day.

Reading: The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Hazel2019 😳😆 1y
BarbaraBB I really liked this one! The suspense 😱 1y
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