Saskia Noort The Dinner Club

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The Dinner Club

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“Are you a Nicci French fan? Then read The Dinner Club.”—Beau Monde

“A thrilling read.”—De Telegraaf

“An exciting novel that is also a morality tale laced with biting satire.”—Het Parool

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 SUVs, 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.

Saskia Noort is a freelance journalist and writes features for, among others, the Dutch editions of Marie Claire and Playboy. Her first thriller, Back to the Coast, was published to great acclaim in 2003. The Dinner Club followed in 2004 and, with over 300,000 copies sold, has topped the Dutch bestseller list.

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Saskia Noort, 38, is a free-lance journalist and she writes regular features for, among others, the Dutch editions of Marie Claire and Playboy. Her first thriller, Back to the Coast, was published in 2003 and has sold over 150,000 copies in the Netherlands. The Dinner Club followed in 2004 and, with over 300,000 sold. Paul Vincent is a well known translator from the Dutch. His work includes novels by Harry Mulisch and Willem Elsschot for Penguin, Margriet de Moor for MacMillan as well as Frank Martinus Arion for Faber & Faber

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Noort is a journalist who took the Netherlands by storm in 2004 with this delicious tale of deception and death. It's from one of the basic guilty-pleasure food groups: genre fluff leavened with smart writing. An exotic (to U.S. readers, anyway) locale helps turn this tale of striving exurban backstabbers into an even tastier treat. Think Desperate Housewives with a decent plotline. There's the dashing mogul-in-the-making who takes the women to bed after taking the men to the cleaners. There's a roundelay of sumptuous parties at impeccably decorated houses complete with ornamental children. There's a spate of mysterious deaths that unravels the superficial bonds among this five-couple "dinner club." There's the detective with a personal score to settle who's determined to pierce the conspiracy of silence. There's a woman who might well be more unbalanced than she appears. And there's another one who keeps asking uncomfortable questions the others ignore for fear of undermining their comfortable lifestyles. What's not to like? Pop this book open and serve it with your finest meats and cheeses. Frank Sennett
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