Book Review: Give it Back

Title: Give it Back

Author: Danielle Esplin


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.


My review:

4/5 Stars

~I received a free copy of this book for my honest review~

As you all know, psychological thrillers are my favorite genre to read and books like this are why! I love the twists and turns, the secrets, and the flawed lives of the three main characters in this story: Lorraine, Lexy, and Ella. While they each seem to live their separately in the beginning, they are all bonded through their secrets in ways I never imagined.

I thought the beginning was a little slow, but once it got into the heart of the story, I was hooked, flipping through page after page until I reached the ending and wanted more! With the way Lexy held onto her secrets, I was left to guess what would happen until the very end, and not once did I guess correctly. That’s probably my favorite part of this whole book…it’s so mysterious. The author does a brilliant job of keeping you in suspense.

Congrats, Miss Esplin, on a job well done!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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