Audiobook Review – The Dinner Guest

Title: The Dinner Guest

Author: B P Walter/ Narrated by Marston York and Katy Sobey

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Goodreads Rating: 3.70

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Source: ARC


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.

My Review:

I’d like to thank NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for approving me for an ARC of this book.

Well this one certainly starts with a bang doesn’t it? Matthew has been murdered and Rachel has confessed to killing him. Straight away I wanted to know what events led up to this murder and most importantly why the murder happened!

The story flicks from when Rachel walked into Matthew and Charlie’s lives and the days after the murder. Whilst Rachel and Charlie each tell their side of the story it is very clear that secrets and lies are intricately woven into this tale. I actually didn’t like any of the characters and found them very hard to relate too. Both Matthew and Charlie seemed to think very highly of themselves and their privileged back ground and Titus came across quite spoilt. Of all of them Rachel seemed to be the one who was most in control and it stayed that way until the end.

I found this one really hard to put down. Every time I thought I had figured it out another curve ball was thrown my way. I thought it was very cleverly written and explored the depth of revenge and family ties perfectly. It’s an understated, slow burning, psychological thriller that will have you doubting everyone and every thing. I think it’s safe to say that everyone gets their ‘just desserts’!


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