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The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg - Book Tour & Review

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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.

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My Review
The Mentor is one of those stories that sounds intriguing, and then it sort of sucks you right in. There's a lot going on, and the more you read on, the crazier things get. It's an intense thrill-ride through the mind of a madman.
The story follows Kyle, a new editor at a publishing house, and William, Kyle's old college professor and mentor. William has been writing what he thinks is the next great bestseller for the last ten years, and he wants Kyle to read it and help him get it published. The only problem is, the story is bad. Terribly written and disgusting. Kyle refuses to continue with it, which sets William off. And before too long, things get wildly out of control.
I enjoyed The Mentor. It's fast-paced, hooks readers from the get-go, and you start to feel like you're losing your mind right along with the characters. William is like a gaslighter, but worse. So much worse. 
The only fault I found with the story was the occasional mix-up between you're and your, and a handful of other minor typos. Nothing too major, though. Nothing that detracted from the story.
If you're a fan of tense thrillers with lots of twists, check out The Mentor.
4 stars from me!

Author Bio
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. Follow him at

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