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Playing Nice ( ebook ) author J.P. Delaney

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T 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 againThe 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. 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 with such a tiny premature baby a man enters their life and tells them that Theo is his son that their babies were accidentally switched not long after they were born and sent to the ICU for babies Miles and Lucy who have baby David have had him DNA tested so they are positive he is not their son Miles has also secretly had Theo tested and they know that Theo is their son Miles claims that they want to work with Maggie and Pete to not disrupt the life of either boy but allow both sets of parents to play a role in each boy s life Theo is very headstrong and seems to lack any trace of compassion or kindness to others but he s just two years old and Pete is a fantastic stay at home hands on father willing to make any changes in his raising and guidance of Theo to ensure he learns healthy social skills Theo looks like Miles and even seems to take after Miles in other ways And little David looks like Maggie and reminds her of her favorite brother when he was David s age David has mental and physical challenges from his very premature birth and Miles and Lucy have the money to give him the special care he needs although their huge home and their life seems so sterile and cold to Maggie and Pete Then things start falling apart Miles is demanding thinking he s going to send Theo to boarding school when he s older dropping by Theo s house at night to spend time with him interfering with Theo Pete and Maggie s routine and lives Miles practically demands that Pete Maggie and Theo go on a week long vacation with his family and when Pete and Maggie revolt all hell breaks loose and their life explodes into a huge legal and moral mess There is even a suspicion that someone may have swapped the babies on purpose People have been hurt and murder may even play a part in this story Things look hopeless for Pete and Maggie and they realize they may not ever get to see either child again What at first seems like a domestic drama definitely turns into a thriller Publication July 28th 2020Thank you to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley for this ARC

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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 a. 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 The Hound of Death and Other Stories also Double Sin and Other Stories Agatha Christie The Hound of Death Pete and Maggie Riley have a 2 year old son Theo they re having a few problems right now with his behaviour he s very naughty at home and doesn t want to play nice with the other kids at nursery he resorts to hitting and biting them to get his own way and there have been complaints from other parents about him so much so that he s in danger of being asked to leave the nursery altogether but do Pete and Maggie love him Of course they do Would they give their life for him AbsolutelyPete a full time Dad is sitting down to a well earned coffee after dropping Theo off at nursery when he s interrupted by the doorbell He discovers two men at the door one being a tall athletic looking guy named Miles Lambert and what they tell Pete shocks him to the core they have proof that Theo isn t Pete and Maggie s son the fact is Theo was swapped at birth with Miles and wife Lucy s little boy David It doesn t take much imagination to realise just how earth shattering that announcement would be but nevertheless after the initial shock the two families try to adjust to what has been an absolute bombshell and they all agree that they want an amicable relationship for the sake of everyone but especially for the children However events uickly take a turn for the worse and for Pete and Maggie it will prove an absolutely terrifying experience but I won t reveal any than that as I d hate to spoil it for those of you tempted to read itThis thought provoking thriller is psychological suspense at its best completely and utterly gripping with some seriously good twists miss this one at your peril Thank you to Netgalley and uercus Books for my ARC in exchange for an honest unbiased review

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A plan to sue the hospital triggers an official investigation that unearths some disturbing uestions 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 safeThey are done playing nice. HAPPY PUBLICATION DAYPlaying 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 bePete and Maggie have been raising a son Theo for two years loving him teaching him to learn and to play nice with his friends Theo is a great little boy energetic and intelligent but has been having trouble at nursery school with sharing and learning how to play with others He was very premature and so there was a long period when Pete and Maggie had to stay in the hospital while Theo was in the NICU This was very difficult for both of them although Pete seemed to handle it very well He uickly learned how to comfort and love Theo Maggie had problems especially when Pete was away They were just getting to feel confident in how things were going with their relationship and with their sonIt was just an ordinary day in Willesden Green north London and Pete was dropping Theo off at his nursery school Pete noticed a trio of people a woman and two men on the other side of the road watching us By their dress he assumed that they were possibly looking in the area for child care sites Back home while Pete was making some coffee and spending time online with fellow stay at home dads the doorbell rang This would be the changing point of the entire book and the story of two sets of parents and two little boys who it becomes known were allegedly switched at birth Miles Lambert is the person on Pete s doorstep and he has come to tell him that Theo is actually his son and that Pete s son has been living with Miles and his wife Lucy There is a third person involved Don Maguire the Lambert s lawyer because they have already begun proceedings to sue the hospital for the mix up and had taken a cup used by Theo and tested his DNA he is definitely Miles son What begins as a civil decision to make it possible for the parents and children to get to know each other uickly escalates into an impossible situationMiles Lambert will settle for only one thing getting Theo back He begins to show up at Pete s house at all hours insisting on seeing Theo He gives him gifts which are usually inappropriate and even goes so far as to offer up a scholarship to the college he attended Lucy and Maggie uickly become concerned at what will happen next Lucy knows how volatile and demanding Miles is and Maggie has her own way of reading him and knows that the solution to this situation will not be an easy oneThis is the third book I have read by this author and definitely my favorite I enjoyed the character development and how the atmosphere in the book changed from amicable to diabolical by the end of the book What really wrapped this up for me was the great ending of which I won t speak a wordIf you enjoy a great character driven thriller this is the book for you I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss


10 thoughts on “Playing Nice

  1. says:

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAYI never intended to read this entire book in one day but once I started I could not walk away from itImagine someone showing up on your doorstep one day and explaining that your child the toddler you love and cherish isn't your biological childthat a mistake had been made at the hospital during a chaotic and traumatic delivery Being a mother both biologically and through adoption I found

  2. says:

    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 to express your feelings1 Slamming the door shut at the man’s face and form a plan to kill your spouse for her infidelity

  3. says:

    “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 The Hound of Death and Other Stories also Double Sin and Other Stories” ― Agatha Christie The Hound of Death Pete and Maggie Riley have a 2 year old son Theo they’re having a few problems right now with his behaviour he’s

  4. says:

    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 with such a tiny premature baby a man enters their life and tells them that Theo is his son that their babies were accidentally switched not long after they were born and sent to the ICU for babies Miles and Lucy who have baby

  5. says:

    MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2020 THUS FAR IS AVAILABLE NOW YAYHello friends Meet my first 5 star stunner of 2020 I've had a few 45 star reads which I've rounded up but Playing Nice has become the understated hit of my reading season thus far I confess after The Perfect Wife a story of which I was NOT a fan I honestly didn't have high hopes going in However since I really enjoyed The Girl Before I was absolutely willing to give JP Delaney another s

  6. says:

    This was so flipping good The premise for this book is the most exciting thriller premise I've heard of in uite some time It follows this couple Pete and Maddie who are raising their two year old son Theo when this other co

  7. says:

    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 you’re gonna get” Nothing formulaic about this author’s work The first was suspense the second read like a screenplay the third had a

  8. says:

    A fantastic and thought provoking domestic suspense novelI 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 I found the beginning of the book a little hard to get into but honestly it wasn't long before I was completely HOOKEDThis book had me feeling all kinds of emotions I don't normally think about jumping ahead with books but at times I was so anx

  9. says:

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAYPlaying nice is not something Miles Lambert has ever even tried to be good at Mid way throug

  10. says:

    45 StarsThe 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 about your son they said It would be better to talk indoors Pete let them in and Miles Lambert introduced himself and Don Maguire Pr

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