The Garden Party

By B P Walter

Saltburn meets Agatha Christie in the party of the summer.

‘If you aren’t reading B P Walter yet, now’s the time’ A. J. Finn

Accomplished, dark and stylish: I will read anything B P Walter writes’ Gillian McAllister

Dark and devilishly clever! Characters that get under your skin and keep you racing through the story’ L. C. North

‘The king of complex characters is back… A compelling tale of money, power and revenge – perfect for Saltburn aficionados’ Lizzy Barber


The perfect family. The perfect celebration. The perfect day for revenge.

The day of the garden party should’ve been a celebration of love for Raphael and his fiancée, as they toast their engagement with their families. But for someone, it’s an opportunity to unveil the lies that have bound the family together over the years.

With their nearest and dearest gathered at the family manor, as the first glass is raised, the secrets that bind them begin to crack. And what should have been the happiest day of their lives, might just end as a day they’d rather forget…


‘Dark and delicious… a story of revenge with echoes of Saltburn, not to be missed’ Nikki Smith

Brilliant, well-rounded yet still sinister characters and a story which will keep you turning the pages well into the night’ Catherine Cooper

‘Dark, seductive and thoroughly engrossing. An unmissable read’ Lesley Kara

‘Kept me entirely hooked…’ Alice Clark-Platts

‘A sinister thriller of revenge… B P Walter nails the dark glamour of wealth and the secrets buried within it’ L.V. Matthews

‘Another twisty, sharp, unexpected book… a cracking summer read’ Louise Swanson

‘A dark, stylish and pitch-perfect revenge thriller’ Michael Wood

Author: B P Walter
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 04 Jul 2024
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-861869-8
B P Walter was born and raised in Essex. After spending his childhood and teenage years reading compulsively, he worked in bookshops then went to the University of Southampton to study Film and English followed by an MA in Film & Cultural Management. He is an alumni of the Faber Academy and currently works in social media coordination for Waterstones in London.

”'The Garden Party is B P Walter at his absolute best - some brilliant, well-rounded yet still sinister characters and a story which will keep you turning the pages well into the night” - Catherine Cooper

”'With despicably dark yet utterly compelling characters set against a decadent backdrop of family intrigue, deception and revenge, no one does the psychological thriller better than BP Walter… an easy five stars” - A. A. Chaudhuri

”'B P Walter is one of the most original writers in crime fiction. The Garden Party is astonishingly good.” - Marion Todd

Praise for B P Walter -

”'Unpredictable, whip smart, utterly absorbing” - John Marrs

”'One of the most unsettling novels of recent years. It’s also one of the most compelling” - John Boyne

”'Searing, sinister and addictive” - Chris Whitaker

”'Strong shades of Patricia Highsmith” - Lisa Hall

”'A sinister slow-burn about the darkest human desires” - Charlotte Duckworth

”'A one-sitting read” - Michael Wood