A novel about family drama, unrequited love, a failed marriage and cancer. Two people go missing, and the depth of the secrets and lies, the horror of the deception, which weaved its tentacles through the group, left the police with many suspects but no evidence. Who was the evil perpetrator of the depravity that had and was happening? Were Ella’s suspicions correct? Or did she have it so wrong that she herself was in danger?

This mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat while pulling at your heartstrings.


Danielle Esplin is a talented author. A great voice for the genre and skilled in her word choices. Great imagery here.

- Writer's Digest


"A well-crafted page-turner with an extra little kick at the end."

- Bee Schuyler

"This novel clearly deserves all the praise it’s been receiving and I’m still blown away by this novel. It’s how the author created a masterpiece. One of my favorite books of all time. Can’t wait to read more books by this amazing author! I really hope she writes another part of the book!! " -

Farah (@foksha_1996)

"This one was a real page-turner for me. I couldn't put it down. If you like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, then you will definitely like this book. You will be entertained if you love a character driven psych thriller." - Sharee from Love Hate Book Blog

This writer has an amazing way of keeping her readers on the edge of their seats as they wait for the next new twist to add to the haunting investigation. The outcomes are frightening and unsettling at best. Every possible suspect is explored as the truth is revealed, or is it?
-  Gail A. Eichinger

"Trembling! This book was so good I have stayed up all night reading it cover to cover. The ending will leave you trembling ...This author is amazing."
- Amazon Customer

"Couldn't read this fast enough! Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the twists and turns of the storyline! Hated to have it end. Wanted more!"
- Eillen

"Danielle Esplin's 'Give it Back' is quite possibly one of the most gripping novels I have ever read. "

- Nelou, Author of The Fray Theory.

I definitely recommend this for people who are fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and other thrillers like those. I really hope there is a sequel to this or at least another novel like it coming out soon!​

-  Hilary Harper

"Exceptional! Very well written, amazing plot and engaging characters. Danielle Esplin spins an intriguing Psychological Thriller. This is a definite must read! 5 Stars isn't enough for this Author!!
- Terri Craven

"What a great read! It kept me guessing throughout. Cleverly planned storyline. I stayed up into the wee hours to learn whodunit!"

- S. Erdmann

This is the best book I've read in quite a while! Once I started it I could hardly put it down. Plus I was unable to predict the ending, which is unusual. Love this book!

- S. Lowe

"One of the best! Wow, what an intense, complicated and seriously excellent tale"

- Amazon Customer

Seriously hoping there is a sequel in the works! This has to be the best first novel I've read yet and I read a lot!”

- Amazon Customer

"Ack! I can't wait until this author writes another book!" 
- I. Olson



This novel follows three characters: Lorraine, Lexy, and Ella.


Not long ago, Lorraine lost her husband to another woman. She thought that was the worst thing that could happen to her, but soon she realizes it’s just the beginning of an everlasting nightmare.


Lexy, an au pair from London, moves to Seattle to help Lorraine with her infant son. But she didn’t come for the child…she came for something else.


When Ella receives a call from her sister, Lorraine, who begs her to leave San Diego to spend time with her, she decides to take a few days off from work to visit her. Frightened to see how much Lorraine has weakened since her diagnosis eight months ago, she packs a bag and heads to Seattle with a foreboding feeling that this might be the last time she sees Lorraine.

But on her way to the airport, she learns that something shocking has happened since she last spoke with Lorraine and now. To make matters worse, once Ella arrives in Seattle, Lorraine's story keeps changing, making Ella question how reliable her sister really is.

Soon Ella is entangled in a mysterious investigation, and more so, in the lives of everyone involved. She realizes not only that she won’t go home anytime soon but also that she’ll never look at others the same way she did before.

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