Professional Reader

Dinner Party by Tracy Bloom.

A novel reviewed by Diane Lawton

Published by Bookouture, an imprint of StoryFire Ltd, September 2018.

Please fasten your seat belts. Tracy Bloom is an accomplished writer of humour and has 7 other published books in the same genre.


She exposes, through three main characters, the frustrations, deceptions, and insecurities that frequently sit inside normal married life. Three couples who know each other well, take it in turns to host a dinner party. Soon the criticisms, bickering, asides, and recriminations bubble to the surface.


A hunk is thrown into this mixture, invited by one of the guests, who felt sorry for him. He had been dumped by a girlfriend. All the women ogle at the new arrival, with his well-developed physique.


Old jealousies and rivalries emerge, claws come out, and its more than the food that gets roasted. The husbands try to hatch a plan to get rid of him.


A flying bomb explodes amongst the group when the hunk’s ex, the saucy Candice, arrives on the scene.


A lively entertaining read.


I received a complimentary copy of this book through Bookouture via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.