“I’m sorry to have to tell you that Theo isn’t your son. He’s mine.” said Miles to Pete. It seems that their now two-year-old sons were switched at birth in the hospital. And Miles has DNA evidence to prove it in Playing Nice, a new domestic thriller by the author of The Perfect Wife.
The hardest question was what to do. Swap their children or keep them? Maddie, prior mother of Theo, hadn’t bonded with him as much as Pete had. Pete wants to keep Theo. Maddie eventually agrees.
After both families meet at Miles’ house, Miles and his wife, Lucy, agree to not switch the two boys. Instead, they will allow the boys to grow up together as if they are cousins. Soon, however, Miles pushes to be more active in Theo’s life. He also pushes Pete to participate in his lawsuit against the two hospitals who mixed up the babies. What happens next will bring everyone to their breaking point. Past the point where Playing Nice works.
If you like twisty domestic thrillers, you will love this surprising book with more plot twists than a corkscrew. I read it in one sitting because it was so compelling that I just had to know how it ended. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Ballantine Books, Random House, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.