Odalie comes along and suddenly some criminals seem to walk easily. However, Rose is now Odalie's roommate in a fancy hotel. Odalie lends Rose her fashionable clothes and jewelry, and treats her to nights out at the movies and dare we say it? a speakeasy. They navigate serious work at the station, and then sparkle in glamorous underworld life at night. It's a highstakes world. Soon Rose's fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover. (cover blurb)
The Other Typist is a mystery and a psychological study told by a slightly biased and unreliable witness. But you will sympathize with Rose and be engaged by Odalie's energy and pizzazz. You'll be drawn into her sphere and desire more. Rindell's writing is superb and you will keep the pages turning, afraid of what might happen to Rose and yet unable to avert your eyes to the drama. Excellent book.