Debut author, Layne Fargo’s novel, TEMPER (ScoutPress) is for fans of the high-stakes tension. It’s 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.
TEMPER is edgy, addictive and clever. It’s one psychological thriller you don’t want to miss.
FYI: There’s a lot of sex in TEMPER, so if you have problems with that, beware!
Layne Fargo is a thriller author with a background in theater and library science. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor, a member of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime, and the cocreator of the podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets.
Thanks to Layne we have one copy of her novel to giveaway. Just tell us what you think about the theatre. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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