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 wo ...more
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I am not going to give a synopsis of the plot. It’s best to go in blind.
I hated the plot. Been there, read that!
I hated all of the characters, but I couldn’t stop reading about them.
I hated the ending. I predicted it from the start.
I was hoping for something that went a little deeper and was a little crazier.
BUT, as much as I disliked the characters and the plot, I was riveted. I k ...more
This 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 description does not do this book justice but I can understand why. That is because you cannot possibly describe the foreboding atmosphere and psychological manipulation created in this story.
This book moves at an unhurried pace as it slowly and methodically envelops the reader in it's shadows and it is dev ...more
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 what I was reading and could not put this book down. I am actually quite surprised with how much I enjoyed this book because I don't normally do too well with some of the content that this book had to offer but I was just as obsessed with finding out what was going on here as these characters w ...more
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 was sexual, HOT, and psychological manipulation at it's finest.
This book was initially a little hard for me to get into and was a bit slow. I was thinking ok... these characters are crazy and this book is boring. But, MAN was I completely wrong. Layne Fargo you're a psychological thriller GOD.
ONE of ...more
Twisted, brutal emotionally for the characters and filled with deceit and manipulation, there wasn’t really a developed character that I liked, but I give kudos to Layne Fargo who wrote in bold strokes to bring forth a tale one will not soon forget.
TEMPER by Layne Far ...more
Short chapters that shift among character perspectives helped hold my attention on every single page. But it was the characters, ...more
Violent, insidious, and undeniably intriguing, Temper is sure to make a splash this summer.
Which can't come soon enough because a) y'all need to read this and b) it's too damn cold, I'm wearing like four coats.
Temper had me curious and guessing the entire book and kept me completely captivated. I’m choosing to not say more as this is the kind of book it’s best t ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*
Struggling actress Kira auditions for a Chicago theatre company run by Joanna Cuyler and Malcom Mercer. Malcom is the director and lead actor in every show who has the reputation of using brutal tactics to push his cast to their limits until they ultimately break. When Kira is cast for the other lead ro ...more
Temper is raw, ingenious and utterly fearless. I devoured every word as the story bent and twisted in ways I did not see coming. Layne Fargo delivers psychological suspense at its very best - without tricks or misdirections, just brilliant story telling and profoundly astute observa ...more
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that folks who enjoyed 50 Shades will be drawn to this story as well. With an element of sadomasochistic sexual tension and an in depth psychological plot, this is a story that crosses genre boundaries and leaves the reader wondering where in the world is this going???
There is much mind trickery as the plot delves into the violent side of acting and manipulation. This is one of those books that blu ...more
What I loved - all the little known details about producing a play, the blurred line between truth and fiction, increasing tension, beautiful cover art, and a perfect en ...more
The story features dual narrators--Kira, an aspiring actress looking to find her big break in Chicago theater, and Joanna, who runs a local theater group along with Malcolm Mercer (I'd say he's in-between them but I think that's a disservice to the feminis ...more
TEMPER is like if BLACK SWAN had a lovechild with Gillian Flynn--throw in Fargo's moreish writing style and you've got an exhilarating read in your hands.
(my live read, if you're into that: https://twitter.com/JessicaBCooper/st...)
After years of trying to break out as a theatre actress, Kira Rascher finally lands a role alongside Malcolm Mercer in Temper, a new play. Malcom is a director known for pushing his co-workers beyond their limits. Kira is sure she knows how to handle him, but isn't sure about Joana Cuyler, the co-founder of the theatre where Kira will be working.
This was absolutely excellent.
It's told in alternati ...more
When Kira takes the starring role in Temper, she knows she'll be working closely with Malcolm, a director and actor known to enjoy manipulating people, driving them past their absolute limits both on stage and off. With an overtly sensual, bold character like Kira, you might ex ...more
I come from a theatre background, but it's not why I enjoyed this book. While the details are spot on, Fargo's book is about the people in this book, and their relationship to each other and to the play they're performing . You're taken on a ride through Kira's big break on stage in Chicago, and introduced to the small-but-well-known theatre, and its owners Joanna and Mal. What you don't realize ...more
The stage is set with a small cast of intriguing characters. Our author takes us on an intense journey of betrayals, dramatic sexual tensions and deep dark thoughts throughout the creation of a theater play called "Temper".
Told from the 2 female lead characters viewpoints. "Joanna" and "Kira" are strong female characters with many secrets and agendas to reveal... th ...more