The setting for The Dinner is an exclusive restaurant in Amsterdam.
Brothers Paul and Serge Lohman, together with their wives, are meeting to discuss what they are going to do about their sons’ recent violent behaviour. Small talk, laughter and large helpings of dark humour accompany the aperitif and appetizer. The tone of the novel changes after the main course is served; more secrets are revealed and the reliability of Paul’s narration is brought into question as the story moves towards a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
Already a best-seller across Europe, this tense and thought-provoking family drama is set to become a major literary talking point in the UK as it asks the question: ‘just how far would you go to protect your family?’