No robot companions here. Just two sets of parents trying to cope with an untenable situation. Both families have a two year old son. Both boys were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after their births. And...imagine this....Miles and Lucy contend that the boys were switched. DNA seems to prove Miles right. What a great premise - there's so many avenues this story could take.
Pete and Maddie are stunned, but agree that they will leave things as they are, but will try to be present in each boy's life. Uh huh, what would you do? There's lots of arguments for and against the path they've decided upon. But really, you can see what's going to happen can't you? Yes, you're right - one couple decides they want more....
And so begins a wonderfully delicious cat and mouse game. It starts out with small things that seem reasonable, but escalates. Until one couple's lives have been turned completely upside down and inside out. And it's all legal. But no one is blameless - each of the four is harboring secrets.
Delaney does a great job bringing his characters to life. The reader will have no problem deciding who they're behind. Or will they? There are a number of revelations that had me questioning how things were going to end up. And I have to say the ending was a nice little gotcha! Read an excerpt of Playing Nice.