This gem of a story was a much-needed refreshing change from my huge thriller/suspense novel kick I’ve been on lately!
Thank you Flatiron Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review The Dinner List.
Sabrina and her best friend Jessica sit down one evening and make a list of the 5 people they want at their dinner party, dead or alive. Flash forward to Sabrina’s 30th birthday dinner to see that all of these people have been invited: Jessica, her professor from college, the dreamy on-again-off-again boyfriend, her late father who left the family when she was a young baby, and of Audrey Hepburn (because, why not?!) Pull up a chair and join the dinner conversation. It’s well worth it (trust me!)
It’s not often that I fall in love with a book only a few pages into it. This is one of them. Man, this is such a good story! There is so much rich character development…you really get to jump into Sabrina’s head and experience all her emotions with her. The depth of the relationships she shares with the 5 characters invited to her dinner are so intricate. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry…it’s just all so heartwarming! I aboslutely loved how the main story line takes place in one evening, but you get tiny flashbacks to help paint the story as a whole to really understand what’s going on. Highly recommended! Pre-order this one for sure!