THE EXIT by Helen Fitzgerald
Published; February 5th 2015, Faber & Faber
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?
I have literally just finished this book, one I found I could not put down!
Wow, what a roller coaster of a ride that was! I feel I can breathe again now!
Definitely will read more of Helen Fitzgerald, and to think I picked this book up from my local library on a whim.
Without giving much away or repeating the synopsis blurb this story started steadily and rapidly dragged me in. Based in a care home/hospice and centered round resident Rose who has dementia and Catherine who is a newbie care assistant, this story had so many twists and turns it is in no way predictable and isn’t like anything I’ve read before.
If you want a brilliant psychological thriller that is unputdownable this is for you. Just make sure you clear you social schedule as once started you will not want to stop till the very end!
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