Layne Fargo (LayneF on QT) has signed with agent Sharon Pelletier of Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC.
Like every other actress in Chicago, Kira Rascher is well aware of the rumors about Malcolm Mercer. But for the career-making chance to be the leading lady in his theater company's next world premiere, she's willing to put up with pretty much anything, including Mal's Machiavellian bullshit.
Once rehearsals get underway, though, she realizes nothing could have prepared her for working with Mal. There's no mind game he won't play to provoke the performance he wants, and whenever Kira thinks she's winning, he changes the rules. He's manipulative, mercurial, infuriating—and also the most thrilling scene partner she's ever shared a stage with.
Soon Kira's caught up in Mal's offstage drama, too, including his twisted relationship with the theater's co-founder, Joanna, who sees Kira as a threat to everything she and Mal have built. The closer they get to opening night, the further Kira sinks into character, and the more out of control she feels around Mal. When their staged violence begins to draw real blood, Kira starts to wonder if the thing she should fear most isn't what Mal might do to her, but what she's capable of doing to him.