About the story
Cape Fear meets Wonder Boys in Lee Mathew Goldberg’s THE MENTOR. Shortly after Kyle Broder achieves his lifelong dream of editing books for a major publishing house, he gets a visit from his college mentor—manuscript in hand—which leads to depraved past secrets surfacing, entangling their lives in this dangerous and captivating thriller.
When Kyle is contacted by his favorite college professor, William Lansing, Kyle couldn’t be happier. While catching up, William mentions that he’s been writing a novel, which Kyle eagerly offers to read…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 his girlfriend, 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 and Kyle must get to the bottom of it.
About Lee Matthew Goldberg
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.
About the event
Lee will be interviewed by Margot Berwin, author of the best-selling novel Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire. Her work has been translated into nineteen languages.