Playing Nice by J P Delaney

4.5 Stars from me

I swear I read this entire book with my mouth open in a shocked pose!

My mind raced with ‘what would I do…?’, I know this eventuality is incredibly rare but the fact that it does actually happen is mind blowing. How do you ever deal with that – whatever you chose is essentially wrong! How unthinkably awful.

Much like in The Girl Before, JP Delaney has penned an absolute stonker of a psychological thriller which will leave you reeling.

There are high levels of tension throughout and once I got started and ‘the swap’ had been discovered I read and read and read until the book was done – I had to see how it all turned out. I had plenty of theories on how it would end but none of them was right!

Super gripping – the perfect distraction from the Lockdown and the heat right now!

Blurb: 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.


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