Kyle Broder has achieved his lifelong dream and is an editor at a major publishing house. When Kyle is contacted by his favourite 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. 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.
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.