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Book Review – Playing Nice by J. P. Delaney @QuercusBooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

A suspenseful thriller

If you haven’t read this book, then what have you read? Oh my freaking God!! The best book by author JP Delaney, he had written some creepy books, this was pure icing on the cake. A story that rocked me the core, the emotions that overtook me, and an end I could never have thought of.

Imagine this scenario – a knock at mid-day, and a man who looked like the grownup version of your child and a reveal that your son is his, and the children had been exchanged at birth.

Stay at home dad Ben’s entire world collapsed at that instant when Miles Lambert announced the truth. The Lamberts were planning to sue the hospital, and they also wanted to get to know their child. Ben and Maddie too needed to know their child David at the Lambert home. A compromise was reached, but there were some shoving truths. The plot evolved quickly when Miles revealed his true character, and the court case became something altogether.

JP Delaney was a master magician who knew how to lead his readers down false passages of complacency. Just when I thought I knew it all, WHAM!! I was hit by a twist. The pages flew as quickly as I mortally could.

Emotions ravaged my insides at the scenes that the author unfurled in front of me. Some of them caused me to gasp, others made me pace the room with anger. Helplessness abounded in me and in the characters. How quickly circumstances changed.

A story that started placidly turned shades and became deeper and darker. At moments, I felt Ben and Maddie were the lambs being led to the slaughter house. But fear not, the author twisted that facet too. Didn’t I say he is a master magician?

A brilliant, suspenseful, emotionally twisted thriller.

Loved it!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

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.

Publication Date: July 2020

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