Playing Nice

Playing Nice

What if you found out that your family isn't yours at all? How far would you go to protect them? A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before. . . .

Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Pete's son, Theo, isn't actually his son--he is the Lamberts', switched at birth by an understaffed hospital while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife, Lucy. For Pete, his partner Maddie, and the little boy they've been raising for the past two years, life will never be the same again.

The two families, reeling from the shock, take comfort in shared good intentions, eagerly entwining their very different lives in the hope of becoming one unconventional modern family. But a plan to sue the hospital triggers an official investigation that unearths some disturbing questions about the night their children were switched. How much can they trust the other parents--or even each other? What secrets are hidden behind the Lamberts' glossy front door? Stretched to the breaking point, Pete and Maddie discover they will each stop at nothing to keep their family safe.

They are done playing nice.

Title:Playing Nice
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984821348
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    Playing Nice Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Can you imagine during your mid-day somebody knocking on your door and when you answer it, you see a man standing in front of you looks like older version of your son! There are three options for you ...

  • Mary Beth

    4.5 Stars!The door bell rang and Peter Riley went to answer the door and there were two young men outside the door, and one of them looked exactly like Theo, his son. "Can we come in they asked". "Its...

  • MarilynW

    Wow, what a horrible thing to happen to a family, to two families! Two years after Maggie and Pete have the agonizing time of their son Theo being born months early, and all the heartbreak that goes w...

  • Maureen

    “A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path”. -The Last Seance (from ...

  • Jayme

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY to my FAVORITE J P Delaney book! JULY 28, 2020 If I were Forrest Gump, or perhaps his mother, I would say, “J P Delaney books are like a box of chocolates, you never know what ...

  • Bridgett

    **MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2020 THUS FAR IS AVAILABLE NOW! YAY!**Hello, friends! Meet my first 5-star stunner of 2020! I've had a few 4.5 star reads which I've rounded up, but Playing Nice has become the u...

  • Gabby

    This was so flipping good!!!! The premise for this book is the most exciting thriller premise I've heard of in quite some time. It follows this couple Pete and Maddie who are raising their two year ol...

  • Deanna

    A fantastic and thought-provoking domestic suspense novel!!I started off reading this novel but switched over to the audiobook a few chapters in as I wanted to get a few things done around the house. ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY***Playing nice is not something Miles Lambert has ever even tried to be good at. Mid-way through the book we will find out just how manipulating and forceful he can be.Pete a...

  • Debra (having surgery will be back in a few days)

    Talk about domestic suspense which turns into a psychological thriller!Whew!What a nightmare! Pete Riley unknowing opens the door one and has everything turned upside down. Miles Lambert and his attor...