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

  • Dita

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!I never intended to read this entire book in one day but once I started I could not walk away from it.Imagine someone showing up on your doorstep one day and explaining that your...

  • 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 ...

  • marilyn

    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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    Happy publication day (28th July) to this unsettling gem!A gripping, unsettling, well written and researched psychological thriller!What would you do if you found out that your child was not your chil...

  • JanB

    Most of us would do anything for our family, especially our children. But imagine finding out your 2-year-old isn’t your biological child? That during an emergency in the NICU there was a mix-up at ...

  • Paromjit

    JP Delaney's latest offering is a tense and riveting blend of family drama and psychological thriller that explores the emotionally charged feelings and complexities of the dilemma faced by parents in...