Helen FitzGerald grew up in the small town of Kilmore, Victoria, and studied English and History at the University of Melbourne. After travelling in India and London, FitzGerald studied a Diploma and Masters in Social Work at Glasgow University. FitzGerald has worked as a probation and parole officer, most notably for Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison.
'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?' (Publication summary)
The Donor2011single work novel 'Will's 47. His wife bailed out when the twins were in nappies and hasn't been seen since. He coped OK by himself at first, giving Georgie and Kay all the love he could, working in a boring admin job to support them. Just after the twins turn sixteen, Georgie suffers kidney failure and is placed on dialysis. Her type is rare, and Will immediately offers to donate an organ. Without a transplant, she would probably never see adulthood. So far so good. But then Kay gets sick. She's also sixteen. Just as precious. Her kidney type just as rare. Time is critical, and he has to make a decision. Should he buy a kidney - be an organ tourist? Should he save one child? If so, which one? Should he sacrifice himself? Or is there a fourth solution - one so terrible it has never even crossed his mind?' (From the publisher's website.)
The Devil's Staircase2009single work novel mystery 'Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She's a sweet girl who has spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble. She's never taken drugs, had sex or killed anyone. Within a few weeks she's done all three.
'It all starts when Bronny and her backpacker friends decide to break into a vacant townhouse in London. During the day they work as cleaners, pool attendants and bartenders; at night they take lots of drugs and have sex. The house becomes the centre of their world, and, for a while, Bronny is happier than she ever thought possible. Then the banging noises begin... And what Bronny doesn't realise is that the basement isn't empty.' (From the publisher's website.)