Friday, February 6, 2015

The Other Typist

from Goodreads

New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin.

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?

Quite some time ago, (April 11th, 2014 to be exact) I won this book in a give-away  from Silver's Reviews.
(Thank you Elizabeth, for understanding why it's taken me so long to review. )

Due to a crazy life, I just now read it!
I liked it.
I liked the writing style, the setting and the story, even the quirky characters -----  except
I'M SO CONFUSED by the ending.
Pleasantly so. 
It was a mystery in the truest sense.

Would I recommend this book to you?
It's a good read.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Hm, I'm not sure I want to read a book with a confusing ending. I feel sure I'd never figure it out.

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