"A European "Gone Girl.".."The Dinner," a sly psychological thriller that hinges on a horrific crime and its consequences for two families, has become one of spring's most anticipated suspense novels." --"The Wall Street Journal
"[Koch] has created a clever, dark confection... absorbing and highly readable."
--"New York Times Book Review"
"Tongue-in-cheek page-turner." --"The Washington Post"
"The best part about "The Dinner" was this tension taking place above the plates. As the meal wore on, I realized I couldn't get up from the table." --"Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR
"Poised to shake up American publishing...Koch tells a story that could very well take away your appetite." --USA Today.com
"[A] deliciously Mr. Ripley-esque drama." --"O, The Oprah Magazine"
"You'll eat it up, with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." --"Entertainment Weekly "
"Koch's ability to toy with the reader's alliances while using one family's distress to consider greater societal ills gives the novel a vital punch." --"Daily Beast"
""Every detail...manage[s] to catch our attention when Herman Koch uses them to develop his curious characters and bring us into the dark and thought-provoking plot." --Seattle Post Intelligencer
"A tart main course that explores how quickly the facade of civility can crumble. It's hard to digest at times, but with a thought-provoking taste that lingers."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"The novel has been called the "Gone Girl" of the Continent, and not without cause: Like Gillian Flynn's bestseller, it's a tale told by an unreliable narrator, full of twists and skillfully executed revelations, ultimately registering as a black parable about the deceptively civilized surface of cosmopolitan, middle-class lives...What Koch achieves with his prose--plain but undergirded by breathtaking angles, like a beautiful face scrubbed free of makeup -- is a brilliantly engineered and (for the tshow more