Emotional boundaries are blurred in fine debut

Emotional boundaries are blurred in fine debut
Suzanne Rindell's novel benefits from a finely-crafted suspense. Photo: Getty

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Penguin/Fig Tree, €16.35. Reviewed by Susan Morrell.

The Other Typist

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No-nonsense typist Rose Baker works in a gritty Lower East Side police station in 1920s New York. A prudish bachelorette who lives in a boarding house, she leads a quiet existence amid the excesses of her generation, those gin-swilling, charleston-dancing libertines with scandalous haircuts, as she sees them.

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