The Dinner Guest by B P Walter

4 Stars from me

Loved this book – The Dinner Guest was an up close and intimate delve into ‘how the other half live’ with the added benefit of a murder mystery to solve.

It flicked tantalisingly before and after Matthew’s death, building up the story and then suddenly flipping to a different period in time.

I also love the cover.

The Dinner Guest is described as ‘domestic noir’ and I guess that is spot on. I absolutely adored reading about the lifestyle of the central characters and the contrast against the way that Rachel lives – albeit essentially in the same place – it brilliant.

Matthew and Charlie literally appear to have the perfect life. Insta famous, part of the beautiful people, oodles of money and sweet natured adopted child. What more could they want and how could it possibly all go so wrong.

Read the book to find out, you won’t regret it!

Blurb: 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.

Agatha Christie 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.


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