The debut novel from Suzanne Rindell is an amazing character study of a shy transcriptionist named Rose who works in a police station in the early 1920′s.
A vivacious and beautiful woman named Odalie is hired and she entrances Rose in every way. Soon, Rose is completely devoted to her mysterious new friend and that leads the sheltered Rose to places she never imagined she would go.
Rindell’s chief skill is in building atmosphere and suspicion and she rewards her astute readers with a delicious mystery of dread and doubt. I enjoy stories where you are never quite sure whether something is really happening or not. “The Other Typist” satisfied that need quite well.