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 wo For fans of the high-stakes tension of the New York Times bestsellers Luckiest Girl Alive and The Lying Game, a raz...

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Title:Temper
Author:Layne Fargo
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:1982106727
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Temper Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Aug 10, 2019
    Audiobook...read by Jayme Mattler, and Hillary Huber I came close to quitting this several times. It wasn?t ?listener-addicting?... I set it aside - came back - set it aside - came back again. Friends who read it before me .....even those who had ?like/hate descriptions...
  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    Jul 28, 2019
    Me when I got to the end of this book: I mean, I guess I didn't really care at that point. By three quarters of the way through, I was extremely bored. The characters were all unlikable, and not in a fun way. They were just dumb and terrible at being people. Malcolm Mercer was s...
  • Jamie
    May 08, 2019
    I?m not quite sure what I expected when I picked up Temper and I?m still not entirely sure how to classify it now that I?ve finished it, but I will say, I did enjoy it! To be clear, Temper is not a thriller, the best way I can describe it is a psychological mind f*ck - but not so...
  • Wendy Walker
    Apr 28, 2019
    Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Here is my "official" blurb. What I loved MOST is that you have to read every single word or you will miss a plot twist. And that forces you to leave your own world behind, which is why we read books. Temper is raw, ingenious and utterly fearless. I devoured every w...
  • Robin Loves Reading
    Aug 16, 2019
    Kira Rascher is extremely ambitious. She will stop at nothing to get a role on a play named Temper. This would be the role of a lifetime, and it will require her to work with one of the most difficult men in the industry, Malcolm Mercer. He is a director who takes whatever he wants fro...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Sep 09, 2019
    Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Pub. Date: July 2, 2019 In this book, the theater is written as a bloody place on and off the stage, though I'm not sure why it is marketed as a mystery and thriller. It is more of a psychological drama. Think of a less...
  • Monnie
    Jun 14, 2019
    It seems incongruous that a book can be this good when all the characters are this unlikable (well, maybe with one exception). But when I had several chapters to go at the time we left for a three-day vacation with friends at the Marblehead area of Lake Erie, I stuffed my Kindle in my ...
  • Dianne
    Apr 19, 2019
    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 collision course of destruction. Twisted, brutal emotionally for the characters and...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jul 21, 2019
    OH sometimes I feel I have no rhyme or reason for how I rate books. Mostly it's whatever I felt right after I turned that last page and I absolutely LOVED this one. I'm not a very artistic-y or creative person myself but I'm sure if I was, I'd probably jump off the cliff of crazy mysel...
  • Rheama Heather
    Feb 23, 2019
    Kira finally lands her first great role in a play called Temper, but it comes with a catch. Her director and co-star, Malcolm, has a reputation for breaking actors in the name of art. Kira is determined not to become one of the unfortunates, but she doesn?t realize how far Malcolm ...
  • Emily
    Jul 06, 2019
    "It's like he's stripping off my skin instead of my clothes, peeling it all away so he can see the blood and bone and sinew underneath. So he can expose every piece of me." Temper by Layne Fargo is such an impressive debut novel, and I really enjoyed reading it. This book is a very ...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    Jul 04, 2019
    ?3.75 stars for Temper! Like most mystery/suspense novels, I think it?s best to go into them blindly. If you?re looking for a passionate, angsty story, with a sexual appetite, you?ve come to the right place. I was starting to get Black Swan vibes in the beginning, but then t...
  • Halley Sutton
    Dec 03, 2018
    A completely gripping story, beautifully told. Fargo's chewy language makes you want to stop and savor every line but also, every chapter feels more and more urgent, the stakes rising to almost uncomfortable heights, and you can't put it down. The story features dual narrators--Kir...
  • Felicia
    Mar 30, 2019
    _____________________ WOW 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 be...
  • Ellen Gail
    Mar 12, 2019
    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. ...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    Aug 04, 2019
    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 the pages - anxious for more. I will not give anything away. I urge you not to even...
  • Jay G
    May 21, 2019
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *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 Cuyl...
  • Meredith
    Apr 22, 2019
    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 plot. Been there, read that! I hated all of the characters, but I couldn?...
  • Bookworm
    Jun 03, 2019
    5 syllables to describe this book! PSY-CHO-LO-GI-CAL 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 cros...
  • Tucker
    Jul 07, 2019
    I haven?t read many thrillers set in the theatre, but Layne Fargo?s debut ?Temper? brilliantly illuminates that world of creativity, ambition, competition, and desire. In the staging of the play ?Temper,? a dark and twisted relationship triangle develops and volatile emotio...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jul 01, 2019
    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 what I was reading and could not put this book down. I am actually quite surp...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Aug 03, 2019
    Is it possible to have a good week after reading this book? a good month? a decent year? my sources say: fuck, no Temper is basically If We Were Villains on steroids. It's a dark psychological thriller about a bunch of morally-fraudulent thespians who obviously need psychiatric help...
  • Kendall
    Jun 30, 2019
    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 was sexual, HOT, and psychological manipulation at it's finest. This book w...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Nov 24, 2018
    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 dark and gritty psychological thriller. At times, the plot gave off a similar vibe to JP ...
  • Aga Durka
    Jul 27, 2019
    Unfortunately, I was not the right audience for this book. I just could not get into the story and I didn't really like any of the characters. I found them all selfish and quite disturbing in their actions. This book had such a great potential with all the mind games and psychological ...
  • Frank Phillips
    Aug 29, 2019
    Listened to this on audiobook and actually got to 90% and DNF'd it, and I don't even care how it ends. There was a ton of sex, jealousy and unnecessary drama. Not really much of a plot, or at least if there was one I couldn't really follow it. What a disappointment :( ...
  • Dennis
    Mar 13, 2019
    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 Were Villains. Kira is a struggling actor, and her personal life is just as crazy as he...
  • Hannah F. Whitten
    Mar 26, 2018
    I read this book in one sitting. Characters you will simultaneously love and hate, a unique and fully immersive setting, a twisty story about men trying to shape difficult women into what they want them to be (and paying for it)...this book really has it all. If you like Tana French?...
  • Jessica Bibi
    Nov 22, 2018
    Holy fucking shit, this was fantastic. Very rarely do I finish a book in one sitting but this book had my ass seated all day--I was absolutely addicted and captivated by these deliciously dark and wonderful characters. TEMPER is like if BLACK SWAN had a lovechild with Gillian Flynn-...
  • Amitaf0208
    Aug 26, 2019
    Wow ! Totally was enthralled with this book ! Sooo good. 5 bright stars ????? Wow ! Totally was enthralled with this book ! Sooo good. 5 bright stars ?????????? ...more ...