The Other Typist

(2013)
The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell

If you like musing over a book's not-so-clear-cut ending for days afterward, you may love The Other Typist, too.  The entire story is presented from Rose’s first-person perspective.  Rose works as a typist at a New York City police precinct during Prohibition, transcribing criminals’ confessions.  Alone for most of her life, she eventually begins a surprising and close friendship with the appealing and attractive new hire, Odalie.  Rose, who values and self-describes herself as mousey and plain, is fascinated by everything about Odalie; she recounts being drawn into Odalie’s world: one fraught with glitz, deception, and, ultimately, murder. You will definitely want to talk about this book with someone else who has read it.

I loved the writing and pacing in The Other Typist.  This is Suzanne Rindell’s debut novel, and I look forward to more from her. 

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