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Playing Nice

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529400861

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 16th February 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘The kind of book that keeps you up at night’ My Weekly
‘Utterly terrifying and compelling’ Stephanie Wrobel
‘JP Delaney is King of Thrillers and Playing Nice is his best book yet’ Fiona Cummins

Pete Riley answers the door one morning to a parent’s worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, who breaks the devastating news that Pete’s two-year-old, Theo, isn’t Pete’s real son – their babies got mixed up at birth.

The two families – Pete, his partner Maddie, and Miles and his wife Lucy – agree that, rather than swap the boys back, they’ll try to find a more flexible way to share their children’s lives. But a plan to sue the hospital triggers an investigation that unearths disturbing questions about just what happened the day the babies were switched.

And when Theo is thrown out of nursery for hitting other children, Maddie and Pete have to ask themselves: how far do they want this arrangement to go? What secrets lie hidden behind the Lamberts’ smart front door? How much can they trust the real parents of their child – or even each other?

An addictive psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Silent Patient and Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door.

See what everyone is saying about JP Delaney, the hottest name in psychological thrillers:

‘DAZZLING’ – Lee Child
‘ADDICTIVE’ – Daily Express
‘DEVASTATING’ – Daily Mail
‘INGENIOUS’ – New York Times
‘COMPULSIVE’ – Glamour Magazine
‘ELEGANT’ – Peter James
‘SEXY’ – Mail on Sunday
‘ENTHRALLING’ – Woman and Home
‘ORIGINAL’ – The Times
‘RIVETING’ – Lisa Gardner
‘CREEPY’ – Heat
‘SATISFYING’ – Reader’s Digest
‘SUPERIOR’ – The Bookseller


Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant
CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
A tour-de-force . . . a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking psychological thriller
Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
Dazzling - a pitch-perfect thriller
Lee Child
Original and brilliantly written
Dynamic, razor-sharp and thought-provoking . . . A must read!
Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl
Terrifying and heartfelt
Woman & Home
There is a precision about Delaney's characters that propels his twisty plots into unexpected and utterly convincing scenarios
Daily Mail
The kind of book that keeps you up at night
My Weekly
JP Delaney is King of Thrillers and Playing Nice is his best book yet
Fiona Cummins