Luckily, this was another book sent to me from Blackthorn Book Tours. And what a whopper it was! First of all, it’s not epically long, just the opposite. Second, it has this whole crime show drama/thriller/Tales from the Crypt kind of thing going on. SO worth reading.
I’m not going to give a whole lot of information about what happens but, I will give you a quick little rundown of the premise, just so you know what you’re getting.
This story is about a young man named Kyle Broder and his former professor William Lansing. Now, Kyle will tell you that Professor Lansing was instrumental in his pursuit of becoming an author. In the end, Kyle has ended up making his money being an agent for other authors, until he gets his own off the ground, of course. All the while, Kyle has a nice little spot, a girlfriend and has just landed the newest and hottest author account on the market.
Meanwhile, in between teaches others the finer points of the creative craft, he himself has spent the last ten years cooking up his first novel, his masterpiece. Lansing treats this manuscript as if it were his legacy. And though that may be his intention, he runs into some…shall we say obstructions…and detours. Nevertheless, the professor is determined in his venture. And the first person he wants to read his priceless work of art, the only person he trusts to read it, is his former student, Kyle Broder.
But Kyle is busy with his new Rockstar author client and frankly, a little underwhelmed when he takes his first glimpse at a few pages.
Things start to become more and more strange in Kyle’s view as he tries to figure out how to maintain his job, his relationship and handle the professor. It’s just a matter of in which direction things will go off the rails.
The whole time I was reading this I could see a great setup for a series. I also kept picturing the story running in my head as a Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone episode. There was a special craft to the way this particular book was written and the way it pulls you in. This is definitely worth getting. It won’t take you long to get to the good stuff and it’s a fast read.
More About the Author:
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 leematthewgoldberg.com.