One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Reads for the summer, The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell is a page-turner that I anxiously anticipated getting back to every night! The Other Typist is an absorbing, psychological drama set in 1920’s New York. Rose, the narrator, is a police stenographer who becomes dazzled by and obsessed with the newly-hired, other typist, Odalie. Rose is swept away by Odalie’s charm, life and life-style. But there are secrets lurking, this haunting obsession, and how reliable is our narrator Rose? As Kirkus Review wrote in their starred review, “Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby and the result is Rindell’s debut… A deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner, both comic and provocative”. Don’t miss this great book, soon to be a movie starring Keira Knightley!
Ann Marie is the Library Director at the Oliver Wolcott Library.