Welcome to our stop on this blog tour. Thank you very much to Henry @ Blackthorn Tours and Lee Matthew Goldberg for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Kyle Broder has achieved his lifelong dream and is an editor at a major publishing house.
When Kyle is contacted by his favorite college professor, William Lansing, Kyle couldn’t be happier. Kyle has his mentor over for dinner to catch up and introduce him to his girlfriend, Jamie, and the three have a great time. When William mentions that he’s been writing a novel, Kyle is overjoyed. He would love to read the opus his mentor has toiled over.
Until the novel turns out to be not only horribly written, but the most depraved story Kyle has read.
After Kyle politely rejects the novel, William becomes obsessed, causing trouble between Kyle and Jamie, threatening Kyle’s career, and even his life. As Kyle delves into more of this psychopath’s work, it begins to resemble a cold case from his college town, when a girl went missing. William’s work is looking increasingly like a true crime confession.
Lee Matthew Goldberg’s The Mentor is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love of words can lead to a deadly obsession with the fate of all those connected and hanging in the balance.
When I saw that Lee Matthew Goldberg had written another book I jumped at the chance after loving The Desire Card, and I was not disappointed.
William Lansing reads in his local paper that his old student Kyle Broader has managed to get himself a brilliant job as an editor at a prestigious publishing house, he sees an opportunity to get his book that he has been working on for the last 10 years published.
Kyle is ecstatic that his old college professor has contacted him to publish his opus. The only problem with Wiliam’s book is that it is very dark, and horribly written.
When Kyle sympathetically declines to publish William’s book, events take a dark turn.
William is a very unsettling character, who creates chaos and mental instability in Kyle’s life for spurning his beloved novel. Outwardly a pleasant and charming old college professor to everyone but we, as readers, have access to his thoughts and feelings that paint a very different story.
I found this to be an unputdownable fast paced thriller, which I read in record time.
I cannot wait to see what Lee will publish next!
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE DESIRE CARD, THE MENTOR, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, PREY NO MORE, is forthcoming in 2020, along with his first Sci-Fi novel ORANGE CITY. His new endeavor will be as the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe Press and Fringe Digital, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.
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