NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: An instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today and Sunday Times bestseller, The Girl Before was anointed the “top girl of this season’s suspense novels” by both The Washington Post and Newsday.
UNIQUE HOOK: Though rarely discovered, cases of infants being switched at birth have occurred in real life. Delaney explores the moral issues and legal complications that arise from this kind of dramatic discovery, and probes the questions: Who is it we truly “belong” to, and asks readers—what would you do in this impossible situation?
ELECTRIFYING PORTRAIT OF MARRIAGE and the lies, obsessions and grudges that can turn relationships toxic (or eventually be overcome). Fans of domestic suspense will devour the pages to uncover what Pete and Maddie will do to keep their little boy.
INTRIGUING NARRATIVE VIEWPOINTS: We hear from both Maddie and Pete, a couple that defies standard gender norms. Both perspectives provide sharp, compelling insight into the limitations, expectations and desperations of parenthood.
INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE: Rights to The Girl Before were snapped up in over 40 territories and it hit the bestseller lists in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia, among others. Believe Me has sold in 14 territories and The Perfect Wife in 9.
Praise for Playing Nice:
“When it comes to ordinary families faced with terrifying dilemmas, there is no one better than JP Delaney. He is King of Thrillers, and Playing Nice is his best book yet. His chilling, compelling and oh-so-real books force us to confront our darkest fears—and question how far we would go to protect those we love. …Brilliant.” —Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
“Many thrillers require some suspension of disbelief, but not this one—its psychological soundness is what makes it both utterly terrifying and compelling. These masterfully drawn characters wouldn’t let me go until I raced my way to the final page. Playing Nice deserves a spot at the very top of every reader’s TBR pile.” —Stephanie Wrobel, author of Darling Rose Gold
“JP Delaney has done it again: whip smart prose and a cracking concept…. Compulsive from start to finish!” —Lesley Kara, internationally bestselling author of The Rumor
Praise for The Perfect Wife:
“Mind-bending…. Delaney takes domestic suspense beyond its comfort zone. To be sure, there’s romantic tension, marital discord, even betrayal…. But there are other issues to chew on: the worship of beauty and the demand for perfection, the ethics of artificial intelligence, the moral responsibilities of playing God. Not to mention the quandary that arises when a robot develops a soul, a real problem when ’people don’t want their robots to have feelings.’” —The New York Times
“The premise of [The Perfect Wife] itself is tricky at best, but Delaney pulls it off brilliantly, with an intoxicating knack for suspense. This is the kind of novel ugly words like ’unputdownable’ were invented for…. Everything about The Perfect Wife feels earned and satisfying. Thrillers, after all, are more about the journey than they are about the destination—and this journey is a captivating, deeply engrossing one.” —The Independent
“JP Delaney’s third psychological thriller, The Perfect Wife, puts—almost perfectly—a high-tech spin on the stories of Frankenstein and Pygmalion with a tinge of the Stepford wives…. The intriguing plot leads to a chilling and surprising finale that perfectly caps The Perfect Wife.” —Associated Press
Praise for Believe Me
“Compelling…. [A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.” —Booklist, starred review
“The author produces a bobsled run’s worth of twists.” —Publishers Weekly
“An intense, stylish psychological thriller.” —Good Housekeeping
Praise for The Girl Before
“Dazzling, startling and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.” —Lee Child
“[JP] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book…. The single most ingenious touch is that we’re not provided either woman’s answers.” —The New York Times
“The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the ’top girl’ of this season’s suspense novels.” —The Washington Post
“A masterfully crafted spellbinder…guaranteed to astonish.” —Booklist, starred review
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