We’re kicking off April with the fabulous news that B P Walter’s nerve-shredding new thriller, The Dinner Guest, has been selected for Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month! They called it a ‘chilling, ingeniously plotted domestic noir’. The Dinner Guest has also been storming the charts, reaching number 3 in The Times bestseller list and number 2 in The Booksellers Heatseekers chart! Congratulations, Barnaby!

The Dinner Guest was published by One More Chapter in April 2021.

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.

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 alumnus of the Faber Academy and works as the Social Media Coordinator for Waterstones.

Aside from writing, reading and tweeting about books for a living, he can usually be found rearranging his ever-growing book collection (every corner of the house is buried under paperbacks) and Instagramming pictures of the titles he’s currently enjoying.