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The Dinner Guest Reviews

The Dinner Guest by B P Walter

The Dinner Guest

B P Walter

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2 reviews

Imprint: One More Chapter
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9780008446086

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.

3 stars out of 5
15 May 2021

"his grip on the mechanics of storytelling is highly assured"

BP Walter’s grasp of life in the Tatler set may be a touch more Mitty than Mitford, but his grip on the mechanics of storytelling is highly assured and the necessary revelations daintily served. That the outward perfection of lives may be illusory is less of a marmalade dropper, but the lack of psychological plausibility is made up for with page-turning pleasure.
 

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4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
2 May 2021

"a plot that’s completely engrossing"

 A gay couple are having dinner with their adopted son and a female friend when one of them is stabbed to death. The friend is arrested, the surviving partner and his son taken in for questioning, but what was the motive? Walter tracks back a year to a chance meeting in a bookshop in Kings Road, unravelling a plot that’s completely engrossing.