The Mentor Book Review

The mentor was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Book: The Mentor
Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Genre: psychological thriller
Rating: 5 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.

My review

Honestly I didn’t read very much of this synopsis but I knew I wanted to read it so I asked for a review copy and to be a part of this blog tour.

I had no idea what was going to happen in this book but let me tell you I was captured from chapter one. I read this book in two sittings while in a reading slump. Yep this book got me out of an eleven day reading slump.

We follow mainly two characters the old student Kyle and the mentor William. As the synopsis tells us William is a bit unhinged and loses his plot when Kyle rejects his novel submission. His story was crazy! I can’t believe what I read in this novel. While writing this review I’m.still struggling to actually comprehend my thoughts on this story.

The mentor was creepy, mind blowing, terrifying, it made me cringe from some of the descriptions in this story. It was so creepy it made me take a step back from reading so I could comprehend what I was reading. This was sickening and I loved it. What does that say about me? Honestly I don’t know.

I gasped out loud plenty of times and did not see any of the twists coming at all.

This is truly a superb read that I loved every second of and I’ll definitely be picking up more books from this talented yet terrifying author. How did you come up with something like this??

About the author

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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