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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Mentor

ISBN: 9781250083548

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 6/13/2017

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 3 Stars 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.


About the Author

Lee Matthew Goldberg’s debut novel SLOW DOWN (New Pulp Press) is neo-noir thriller out now. His novel THE MENTOR is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press in June 2017 and has been acquired by Macmillan Entertainment. It will also be published in France by Editions Hugo. His TV Pilot JOIN US made the finals in Script Pipeline’s 2015 TV Writing Competition. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his fiction has appeared in The Montreal Review and The Adirondack Review, Essays & Fictions, The New Plains Review, Orion headless, Verdad Magazine, BlazeVOX, and others.

He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series ( Follow him at and @LeeMatthewG Read More

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