Waterstones Thriller of the Month, April 2021
#8 Sunday Times bestseller
#2 Bookseller Heatseekers chart
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.
‘The tragic end to an intimate dinner in an affluent West London home unearths a mesh of secrets and deception in this chilling, ingeniously plotted domestic noir from the author of Hold Your Breath.’
Waterstones, ‘Thriller of the Month’
‘Could not put this book down, kept me guessing the entire way. Wow! A triumph from B P Walter’
Susan Lewis, bestselling author of Forgive Me
‘I couldn’t put this down. Suspenseful and well crafted, this is twisty, addictive reading to add to your list’
Debbie Howells, bestselling author of The Vow and Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Bones of You
‘So many secrets and lies and such a compelling story; I had NO idea how this one was going to end, only that I couldn’t stop reading it until I found out’
Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of The Perfect Couple
‘Dark and twisted, The Dinner Guest is a captivating, atmospheric story of secrets and lies set within the world of old-school London money. It had me second-guessing every page. Pure delicious escapism!’
Charlotte Duckworth, bestselling author of The Perfect Father
‘Devoured this … Twisty, compelling and full of deliciously despicable characters, it had me stumped til the final chapters … a smashing read’
Lisa Hall, bestselling author of The Perfect Couple
‘Hard to put down…completely engrossing’