The Dinner Guest

The Dinner Guest

B P Walter

ISBN
9780008446086
Pub date
01/04/2021
Imprint
One More Chapter
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
416 pages
Price
£8.99
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Book Overview


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Immensely gripping…Stayed up till past 2am to finish this’ Sophie Hannah

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.

Praise for The Dinner Guest:

‘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

About the author


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.

Reviews


  • ‘Stayed up till past 2am to finish this! Well done, B P Walter – immensely gripping!’ Sophie Hannah, Sunday Times-bestselling author of the Hercule Poirot Mysteries
  • ‘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
  • ‘I loved this book, full of buried secrets and twists. It caught me from the beginning, and I had NO idea how it would play out, but what a great finale! B P Walter has created three-dimensional characters with such nuance and observation. Wonderful – highly recommended!’ Elisabeth Carpenter, bestselling author of 99 RED BALLOONS
  • ‘A gripping page turner from cover to cover. Richly drawn characters you love to hate and hate to love leading to a finale you won’t see coming’ Michael Wood, bestselling author of the DCI Matilda Darke Thrillers
  • ‘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
  • Praise for A VERSION OF THE TRUTH:
  • ‘Devilishly well-plotted, crisply written – and a hell of a lot of fun. What a smashing debut!’ A.J. Finn, #1 bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW