The Typist

1966. Washington, D.C. To survive in this town, sometimes a good girl has to be bad. Really bad.

Longing to transcend her Midwest roots and strict religious upbringing, Judah Lundquist spends her days obediently typing insurance policies for Tom Lawrence of Standard Life Insurance. But Washington is not Peoria, and she finds herself caught up in a nightmare that threatens to subvert all the values she's tried to uphold while exposing secrets from her past. A shameful one-night stand with neighbor Ralph Hicks lands Judah in a trap of her own doing. To protect what is left of her tattered reputation, Judah must become a seductress and a thief, betraying the only man who can possibly save her--a man with secrets that have nothing to do with crime and everything to do with the Cold War.

My Review

This is the first book I have read by this author. I liked it. It had its charms about it from the time period to the characters.

I like Judah. I wished that she and the other characters had found that stronger human connection with me. However, they were still good. I didn't really like Judah's boss in the beginning but by the end of the story, you could say that I liked him. Who knew that tying up insurance policies was so dangerous. Oh what; Judah knows as she found herself in over her head. Yet, she didn't cower in a corner.

There were a few twists that I did not see coming. The pacing of this story was steady. Not over the top with intensity but it was not dragged down with tons of details either. If you are looking for a book to read one afternoon; than, check this book out.


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