A review by btwnprintedpgs
Temper by Layne Fargo

challenging dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Although Malcolm Mercer is at the center of the story, this book is told from two POVs - Kira's and Joanna's. These women talk about their dreams and how those dreams will become a reality with this show and yet in every other thought, there lives Malcolm, controlling everything somehow without truly having a voice in the narrative.

This story was intense and nerve-wracking and unlike any thriller I've read before. Full of feminine rage, these two women feel like they've put in their dues and it's time the world paid up. It was all such a mindf*ck and I'm still thinking about that final scene. What a ride.

TW: violence, injury detail, alcohol consumption, domestic abuse, sexual content, alcohol abuse, blood, murder; mentions infidelity, pregnancy, vomiting, adult/minor relationship, miscarriage, attempted suicide

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