Review: The Other Typist

Other_TypistTitle: The Other Typist
AuthorSuzanne Rindell
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release Date: May 7th 2013
Pages: 354
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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❝ Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side. Every day Rose transcribes the confessions of the gangsters and murderers that pass through the precinct. While she may disapprove of the details, she prides herself on typing up the goriest of crimes without batting an eyelid.

But when the captivating Odalie begins work at the precinct Rose finds herself falling under the new typist’s spell. As do her bosses, the buttoned up Lieutenant Detective and the fatherly Sergeant. As the two girls’ friendship blossoms and they flit between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night, and their work at the precinct by day, it is not long before Rose’s fascination for her new colleague turns to obsession.

But just who is the real Odalie, and how far will Rose go to find out?❞

Well, this book is just classy as hell, with its cigarette holders, expensive frocks, speakeasies and lunch outings. Everything about it breathed the 20’s to me and it’s no secret that I’m a sucker for historical fiction. Though certainly not without flaws, I thought The Other Typist was a really enjoyable and exciting read.

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