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  • PLAYING NICE Nouv.

    PLAYING NICE

    J P Delaney

    What if you found out that your family isnt yours at all? How far would you go to protect them? A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before . . . . [JP] Delaney takes domestic suspense beyond its comfort zone.--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parents worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Petes son, Theo, isnt 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 theyve 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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  • The perfect life. The perfect love. The perfect lie. From the bestselling author of The Girl Before comes a gripping new psychological thriller. . . . Dynamic, razor-sharp, and thought-provoking . . . a cutting-edge suspense novel unlike any youve read before.--Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. Hes a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valleys most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husbands motives--and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago? Beware the man who calls you . . . THE PERFECT WIFE Advance praise for The Perfect Wife A twisty, completely original psychological thriller that grabs you from the start and doesnt let go until the very end. --Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know Seriously, amazingly, awesomely brilliant. . . . speculative fiction mixed up with a mind-bendingly twisty psycho thriller! I devoured it. --C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man A tour de force . . . The Perfect Wife is a chilling and uniquely disturbing twenty-first-century twist on the unreliable narrator that makes for a compulsive and deeply thought-provoking book. It asks troubling questions about selfhood and souls and what makes us human, and plays them out in a compelling psychological thriller. --Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

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  • In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation. [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.-- Booklist (starred review) Claire Wright is desperate. A British drama student in New York without a green card, she takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pickup in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands. But then the game changes. When one of her targets becomes the suspect in a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting chops to lure him into a confession. From the start, she questions the part shes being asked to play: Is Patrick Fogler a killer? Or is there more to this setup than shes being told? Claire will soon realize she is playing the deadliest role of her life. Praise for Believe Me For readers who enjoyed the paranoia factor in A. J. Finns The Woman in the Window or the unreliable narrator of Paula Hawkinss The Girl on the Train . -- Library Journal Produces a bobsled runs worth of twists. -- Publishers Weekly An intense, stylish psychological thriller. -- Good Housekeeping A dark and haunting thriller . . . A superb evocation of conflicted emotions, this never lets you guess whats coming next. -- Daily Mail I so enjoyed it--what a twisty, exciting read. --Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me

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