Temper

Temper

For fans of the high-stakes tension of the New York Times bestsellers Luckiest Girl Alive and The Lying Game, a razor-sharp page-turner about female ambition and what happens when fake violence draws real blood…

After years of struggling in the Chicago theater scene, ambitious actress Kira Rascher finally lands the role of a lifetime. The catch? Starring in Temper means working with Malcolm Mercer, a mercurial director who’s known for pushing his performers past their limits—onstage and off.

Kira’s convinced she can handle Malcolm, but the theater’s cofounder Joanna Cuyler is another story. Joanna sees Kira as a threat—to her own thwarted artistic aspirations, her twisted relationship with Malcolm, and the shocking secret she’s keeping about the upcoming production. But as opening night draws near, Kira and Joanna both start to realize that Malcolm’s dangerous extremes are nothing compared to what they're capable of themselves.

An edgy, addictive, and fiendishly clever tale of ambition, deceit, and power, Temper is a timely, heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.

Title:Temper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982106720
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    Temper Reviews

  • Meredith

    I don't even know what to say or how I feel about this book--part of me loved it, another part of me hated it. I am not going to give a synopsis of the plot. It’s best to go in blind. I hated the p...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    After thinking on this one overnight, I do believe the less I say here the better for you, future reader. I would recommend throwing caution to the wind and just diving in when you're in need of a dar...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    All I can say is - WOW! Layne Fargo absolutely entranced me with her seductive yet dark writing. I found myself in a constant state of foreboding while reading this book, yet I could not stop turning ...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    Is it possible to have a good week after reading this book? a good month? a decent year? my sources say: fuck, noTemper is basically If We Were Villains on steroids. It's a dark psychological thriller...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Wowza!!! Sensual, enthralling, & edgy!Okay, there was definitely something about LAYNE FARGO'S writing style that totally sucked me in. The narrative was so seductive that I was totally entranced with...

  • Felicia

    _____________________WOWThis book is a monumental achievement in the dark psychological genre. I have never read a book with even the slightest of plot similarities to this one. Honestly, the descript...

  • Elyse Walters

    Audiobook...read by Jayme Mattler, and Hillary HuberI came close to quitting this several times. It wasn’t ‘listener-addicting’...I set it aside - came back - set it aside - came back again. Fri...

  • Kendall

    WOW.. this is an EPIC read for the psychological thriller genre! I have never experienced a plot LIKE this. The summary of this book doesn't even remotely come close to giving the book justice. This w...

  • Dennis

    Temper is a very quick read, that you should totally go in blind! You know I enjoy blubbering about the synopsis, but this time you need to just know that it's a distant relative to ML Rio's If We W...

  • Dianne

    I think my skin was crawling with tension throughout this dark, dry tale. Two women, both ambitious, both attracted to a sadistic, domineering actor, both driven beyond their boundaries and both on a ...