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The Compost Pile

4.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In this multi-layered legal/psychological thriller, the discovery of the body of a fifteen-year-old girl in a compost pile in a posh coastal neighborhood spurs an investigation that challenges traditional notions of guilt and innocence.

When a politically-motivated district attorney brings capital murder charges against a man-child, an aging uncle of the accused takes up h
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by Gallivant Press
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Darlene Jones
Oct 08, 2013 Darlene Jones rated it it was amazing
The Compost Pile is an intriguing read for several reasons--mostly because Woodfin's imagination and legal expertise work to the readers' advantage.

The lawyers are not your typical three-piece suit types. The detective has his demons to battle. The residents of the town have their own agenda. The mayor has secrets best kept secret. The district attorney is up to no good.

Does all this make for a mash-up of unexpected twists and turns? You bet. What seems to be a simple case of "man kills young gi
J.E. Fishman
Oct 22, 2013 J.E. Fishman rated it it was amazing
Layer by layer, Stephen Woodfin’s cast of charming characters — two older lawyers and the detective Shot Glass Reynolds — reveal the complicated relationships behind what at first seems like a straightforward murder. This is a deft legal thriller with twists galore.

Disclosure: I was provided this book at no cost and I participate from time to time on one of the author’s websites, but there was no quid pro quo or promise of a positive review.
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Stephen Woodfin is an attorney and author of legal thrillers. The first book in his Revelation Trilogy, Last One Chosen, was a Top Five Finalist for Best Indie Book of 2012 in the thriller genre. His book The Warrior with Alzheimer's was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best books of 2013.
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