Reading: Lee Matthew Goldberg

Lee Matthew Goldberg

The Mentor: A Thriller

Monday, June 19 at 7:00pm
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.

"A beautifully sinister novel filled with enough twists to give you whiplash. Not for the squeamish, The Mentor brilliantly explores therelationship between a psychopath and his prey."--Jon Bassoff, author of Corrosion, a Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere nominee.

"Like the Bret Easton Ellis novel it resembles, [The Mentor] succeeds as sharp and bitter satire--in this case, of the publishing industry and the sensationalism and barbarity that consumers crave." - Kirkus Reviews

"The compelling plot is likely to carry readers with a high enough tolerance for gore to the final twist at the end." - Booklist 
Lee Matthew Goldberg’s debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller. His TV pilot Join Us was a finalist in Script Pipeline’s 2015 TV Writing Competition. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his fiction has also appeared in The Montreal Review, 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 Fiction Series. He lives in New York City.
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