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The Exit by Helen FitzGerald
  

The Exit

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I am a huge fan of this author whose work is frequently categorised as crime but although her books do have a crime element, often sinister, they are so much more. Here 23-year old Catherine, unable to get a job elsewhere, takes up her mother’s contact and becomes a carer in an old people’s home. She develops an attachment with an 82-year old, dementia suffering children’s writer and illustrator who is convinced something very nasty is happening in the home. No one believes her. What is truly horrific and how Catherine discovers the truth is startling. When her mother is involved the tale becomes heartbreakingly sad. The whole thing hits you in the stomach. Stunning.

If you like Helen FitzGerald you might also like to read books by Louise Welsh, Carole Matthews and Neil Cross.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Psychological thrillers are ten a penny at the moment, but the fact that such fellow practitioners as Laura Lippman are lining up to praise Helen Fitzgerald’s The Exit is an indication of high quality. At 23, Catherine has the usual preoccupations of her age and background: flirting and FaceBook. But her job at a local care home puts her in touch with some sinister secrets – what is happening in Room Seven at the home? What follows is an investigation into the dark side of human nature, rigorously laid out before us by the talented Fitzgerald.
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Synopsis

The Exit by Helen FitzGerald

Some people love goodbyes...23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down - and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets. One of the residents at the home, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced that something sinister is going on in Room 7 and that her own life is under threat. But Rose has dementia - so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway? As Catherine starts investigating Rose's allegations, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what's really going on before it's too late?

About the Author

Helen FitzGerald

Helen FitzGerald is one of thirteen children and grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children. Helen has worked as a social worker for over ten years. She has published four other novels with Faber: Dead Lovely, My Last Confession, The Donor and most recently The Cry, which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

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Publication date

5th February 2015

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Helen FitzGerald

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Publisher

Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780571287895

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