Pete Riley solutions the door one morning and allows a dad or mum’s worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating information that Pete’s son, Theo, is not really his son–he is the Lamberts’, switched at beginning by an understaffed hospital whereas their actual son was despatched house with Miles and his spouse, Lucy. For Pete, his accomplice Maddie, and the little boy they have been elevating for the previous two years, life won’t ever be the identical once more.
That is positively my favorite of Delaney’s books. The entire story was so gripping and in contrast to something I’ve learn earlier than. It turned clear early on that the friendship between the 2 units of oldsters was not going to proceed for lengthy. Miles clearly needed Theo from the start because the son he was elevating wasn’t the proper son he had envisaged. It was additionally clear that Lucy was maybe not in tune with Miles’ intentions and that there was one thing deeper there. The story by no means lagged and saved me engaged all through. It was a irritating learn as a result of all of it simply appeared so fallacious and the best way Pete and Maddie had been handled all through was laborious to learn. At each level they confronted obstacles. The ending utterly completed the story and there have been no unfastened ends which I used to be delighted about. Such an excellent story and I might extremely advocate it.