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Cesspool

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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There’s a thin line between justice and vengeance. James and Brittany fight for both against a corrupt police department.

James Fisher taught his students to question authority, much to the chagrin of his principal. He loved his wife, but his marriage was failing. His life was a bubble in search of a pin.

After his bubble burst, he moved to a backwoods town, content to waste away. He was awakened from his apathy by a small girl with a big problem. It was safer to look the other way. Getting involved would place James squarely in the crosshairs of the local police.

He was afraid, but he did it anyway.

Adult language and content.

©2017 Phil M. Williams (P)2017 Phil M. Williams

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So glad I finally found this author!

Cesspool is a wonderfully entertaining book. After listening to The Predator Hunter by Phil M. Williams I had to purchase his other two mystery/thriller books. I was not bowled over by his book What Happened at the Lake. But this book has me hooked from end to end!
The protagonist is James Fisher. He's a college instructor who doesn't always teach by the book. When he finds out his wife is having an affair he's lost, but only momentarily. His wife and her lover die in an accident. Now with money from the insurance he decides to move to the mountains bordering a very small town. He buys a cabin and thinks things aren't going to be so bad after all. Until he meets a 17 year old girl who lives with his neighbor. She's uneducated and lives with this older man as his servant/slave.
James has a foreboding feeling when he intervenes and allows the girl to stay with him. He doesn't realize his neighbor and the law are related. And surrounding them is a whole group of very supportive good old boys.
Narration by the author and Sarah Grace Wright is perfect.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Okay, I'm hooked!

First The Predator Hunter and now Cesspool. It's safe to say that author Phil M Williams is a major writing talent. Narration is also outstanding. Thanks again, Shelley.

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I liked it

well written and enjoyable story. I consumed it straight through. one of my favorite authors

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Great read!

I love how Phil Williams has no fear of speaking the negative truths that most people aren't aware of, or choose to ignore. This book is full of suspense and one that is hard to put down!

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You need to finished the book to know the ending

I had a hard time to stop listening to this book because the story had me hooked very early on.
After having listened to two of his previous books " Stone Lake" and "No Conscience" which I both liked this third book has been my favorite.
Phil Williams tends to show the ugly and bad in people but then contrast it with the good and caring in others. It easy to picture the characters and some of the situations that arise.
The escape through the two-foot drainage pipe 80 feet long seems a bit hard to believe when she had to let James get past her to been able to open the hatch. After finishing the audio book I actual went back to the Kindle version and reread that chapter. All by all I highly recommend this book.
Keep it up Phil.

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Two thumbs up!

I listened to this book straight through! The story keeps you hooked in anticipation of what's going to happen next. It definitely took some turns I did not expect and keeps you guessing. I would recommend this one.
Another great book Phil!

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Horrible writing

And horrible cliche sexism in the first chapter. I can't listen past the opening paragraph, but if you are into women's labia, and their worrying that they look fat, this is the book for you.

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  • Shirley King
  • 09-29-18

re: cesspool

refreshingly different! enjoyed reading this. Will look out for books by the same author. thanks