Today I am reviewing The Dinner Guest by B.P. Walter. This was released on the 1st of April, published by One More Chapter.
Four people walked into the dining room that night. One would never leave.
Matthew: the perfect husband.
Titus: the perfect son.
Charlie: the perfect illusion.
Rachel: the perfect stranger.
Charlie didn’t want her at the book club. Matthew wouldn’t listen.
And that’s how Charlie finds himself slumped beside his husband’s body, their son sitting silently at the dinner table, while Rachel calls 999, the bloody knife still gripped in her hand.
Classic crime meets Donna Tartt in this nerve-shredding domestic noir thriller that weaves a sprawling web of secrets around an opulent West London world and the dinner that ends in death.
While reading this one I had the chicken! Luckily my dinner didn’t end in anybody’s murder, but this one sure did and pardon the pun, what a meal the author made of this story.
Just to be clear a very fine meal. I found myself wrapped up in the story so tightly that time slipped by without me noticing and I was so deeply engrossed that I missed the dessert!
In short, I thoroughly recommend this read, but make sure you finish your meal before the stomach churning murderous mayhem begins. Otherwise you might be put off your dinner!
Thank you to B.P. Walter, One More Chapter and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Dinner Guest, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Let’s Get to Know B.P. Walter
B P Walter was born and raised in Essex. After spending his childhood and teenage years reading compulsively, he worked in bookshops then went to the University of Southampton to study Film and English followed by an MA in Film & Cultural Management. He is an alumni of the Faber Academy and currently works in social media coordination for Waterstones in London.