The Dinner Club
Translated by Paul Vincent
A subversive concoction of greed, lust, and violence set in genteel suburbia.
When Evert dies in his burning villa, everything points to suicide. The other members of the “dinner club”, a group of five women who meet regularly and whose husbands do business together, rally around to support Babette, his grieving widow. But events soon spiral out of control. Within weeks a member of the club falls from the balcony of a hotel and dies. Something is poisoning their smug world of flashy 4x4s, coffee mornings and wine-filled evenings and bringing death in its wake. This is a high-spirited, sexy and ingeniously plotted tale about people desperate to hang on to the trappings of success--at any cost.
Imagine Desperate Housewives scripted by Patricia Highsmith. That’s The Dinner Club.