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Proof (Caroline Auden #2)

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In this gripping sequel to C.E. Tobisman’s legal thriller Doubt, techie turned attorney Caroline Auden struggles to move on with her life after her last case nearly destroyed her career.

Still haunted by the betrayal that forced her to leave a prestigious law firm, Caroline Auden struggles to keep her fledgling practice afloat—and her paranoia in check. When her grandmother
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
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Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heart warming story.

Exciting, thrilling and compelling story of our society. Treatment of homeless, veterans and elders living in the nursing homes. Rich, powerful vs poor and defenseless. Caroline Auden, is tenacious and stubborn. She is going after what's rightfully hers, meantime helping people around her and they are there to help and keep her safe. Highly recommend this book.
Dee Arr
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
With previous knowledge of “Doubt,” the book that introduced Caroline Auden, I had prepared myself for a novel grounded in courtroom arguments and lawyerese. “Proof” proved to be something totally different.

Ms. Tobisman’s novel reads like a high-tension action/adventure thriller. From time to time you get a feeling the plot is clashing with reality, but the author’s continuous presentation of information that supports the story line pulls the reader back. This is a riveting tale that combines p
Cindy Roesel
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
REVIEW: Thoughts on This 'n That

This summer, readers are going to be inundated by thrillers hoping to catch your attention and wallet. But which book to buy? Which thriller do you want keeping you up reading late into the night?

BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge suggests C.E. Tobisman. A Los Angeles, appellate attorney, turned sleuth-writer has created your new favorite heroine, Caroline Auden. The closer she gets to justice, the further she gets from the l
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read! I actually couldn’t put it down! Started reading in a coffee house sofa chair and just stayed.

Caroline is a little older, and a little wiser, which would make sense. But on top of that, she is now totally stressed out after what happened in the first book. Let me say here that I don't think you need to read the first book first- this book stood on its own. I know that because I made my cousin read it and she was equally liking it and had not read the first book. I wanted to tell her
Coby Dahlstrom
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much intelligent fun. Loved checking in with Caroline Auden again after "Doubt." She is a charismatic, complex, and cunning hero who manages everytime, to make it in under the wire with brilliance and aplomb. This sequel features some of our favorite peeps from round one, and, with pleasing predictability, introduces a new cast of uniquely lovable characters to the team. Caroline harkens to Lisbeth Salander with her internet savvy, but this time, in addition to her Grishom-style lawyer smarts ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caroline Auden is back, and she does not disappoint! She connects the dots of deception better than the best, and C.E. Tobisman provides an abundance of heart-stopping dots for her to connect. This sequel to "Doubt" surpasses the first as a page-turner. I finished "Proof" in two sittings and was rewarded with a totally satisfying conclusion. Setting is essential to this thriller, so if you happen to live in L.A. there's an added satisfaction in visualizing every building, street and underpass Ca ...more
Jarred Miyamoto-mills
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I pre-ordered "Proof" the day I finished "Doubt" ---> both books are finely crafted with believable, compelling characters. The plots are credible and the twists make both books "page-turners". Thanks to you ---> I can't wait to pre-order the next Caroline Auden thriller...!!!
Robin Simons
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
PROOF is an excellent follow up to DOUBT. Tobisman did a great job growing the character and unfolding an interesting plot. There was a new side to Caroline that showed her as dogged and resourceful in a seriously alien situation. This was an entertaining read that I will enjoy again and again.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Proof is a page-turner. Caroline Auden, the protagonist, is a likable, idealist attorney, who had been previously burned by a prestigious, but corrupt law firm. Now in private practice, Auden selects cases that help people. In other words, she's a do-gooder, someone with whom I identified!

Add her amazing cyber skills—she's a great hacker—with her idealism, and the story is ripe for a crusade against a corrupt real estate company, with tentacles in many different businesses, one of which is a ser
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
When I started this book, I didn't realize it was second in a series. But I believe it is fine as a standalone.

Caroline is a young attorney trying to make a go of it on her own, after having had some trouble in her past. She is a bit estranged from her parents.

Her grandmother dies in a nursing home under some suspicious circumstances, and they find she has left all of her estate to Oasis, a training program for homeless, recovering drug addicts, etc.

Caroline's uncle Hitch is a homeless alcoholi
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Caroline Auden series by C.E. Tobisman. While it took a few chapters before I became interested - in fact, was beginning to wonder why I had gotten the book - everything turned into thrilling chaos. The main character and those around her were targeted by assassins and Caroline finds herself running for her life to find a place to hide - not only for her safety but for those she loves. I found this to become quite a page turner, especially when Carolyn started usin ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun, fast-paced, legal thriller that you won't want to put down. The story is inventive but believable, full of flawed but likable characters, and takes the reader on some very enjoyable twists and turns that are satisfying from start to finish. Great read.
Susan Angela Wallace
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
review to follow.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arcs, 2017, series
First line: "On some days, Caroline disliked being a lawyer."

First off, I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this novel.

Fantastic read that had me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time. Fast-paced, edgy, nail-biting, shocking....all of these words are great descriptors for this novel...but none of them do it justice.

I did not read the first book in the Caroline Auden I have no idea if the novels are to be read in order, but I did not feel lost while rea
Lori McMullen
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
C.E. Tobisman did it again. I fell into Caroline Auden's world - hook, line, and sinker. Theft, nursing home improprieties, a guardianship issue, the homeless, and a hit man, I couldn't put it down. I especially enjoyed how Caroline had to think outside the box and follow "homeless protocol" to get her hands on technology while living on the street. Whew, now I can get my life back (until the next installment comes out)!
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not what I expected

Well the first Caroline Auden book was good. This one was even better!
It flows very well, characters filled out, side story interesting but not intrusive.
None of the very intrusive and unbelievable love between the characters, no smoldering scenes to interrupt the real plot. All in all a good story, really enjoyable
Tony Parsons
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chatsworth. Harold DuBois (nursing home administrator) was giving his deepest regards to Caroline Auden (lawyer) about the passing of her grandmother Kate Hitchings at The Pastures Assisted Living (PAL).
He was also going over Kate’s will with her.
The left-over funds were going to the Oasis Care charity.

The funeral & burial had taken place.
Patricia Amos (PAL CNA) had talked to Caroline about her Aunt.
It seems she suddenly up & disappeared from PAL.
Kate had a Guatemalan pouch with a fa
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I hadn't read the first book but this one was very good as a stand alone. A lawyer with a highly qualified techie background was an unusual combination to begin with. Someone who stood first in her graduation, was offered a plum job coveted by all and left it within a month leaves a lot of questions behind. Starting her own firm in a very small way, carving out a niche for herself is going to be tough.

Caroline is tough - separated from all family she feels the loss keenly. A mother who is disin
I won this e-book for my Kindle on a Goodreads Giveaway. I've never read anything by this author before but I truly enjoyed this book and the writing. Even though this is book #2 in this series, I didn't feel left out of too much. I enjoyed the character of Caroline Auden. She is one smart cookie and a lawyer to boot. When her grandmother dies, Caroline mourns losing the only constant in her life. But grief soon turns to suspicion when she discovers her grandmother left her entire estate - inclu ...more
Paul Franco
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Second book in a series about a former hacker/now-ethical lawyer who keeps finding herself in huge conspiracies but can never back down. This one is different in that she’s no longer with a huge law firm, now doing the attorney version of the down-on-her-luck private investigator. In this story she realizes her late grandmother’s watch has been stolen, and tracking it down leads to much bigger crimes that threaten her life and those of her friends.
I love how this author, in both books, takes a s
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced read

I received this book from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I did not read the first book in this series but found it fast paced and easy to follow. Caroline is a lawyer/computer guru who is investigating patients in nursing homes who have signed over their assets to a charity called Oasis. Come to find out Oasis is a large corporation that markets itself as helping the homeless get trained to work in society. Part of the training is to convince the elderly to give their
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent follow-up to "Doubt", which you don't have to read to appreciate Proof. But you do get a better sense of who Caroline is and what she's gone through in the past.
Fast paced, interesting and entertaining. I love that greed and corruption are highlighted in both books because as we humans find ourselves drawn toward public figures that can be so charismatic and successful on the surface and hence, seemingly likable and deserving of our trust - there's always room to question who really li
Mary Colleen Luzier
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sequel as strong as the frst

"Proof" is book 2 in the Caroline Auden series. That said, you don't need to have read book 1 to enjoy book 2. Caroline is a lawyer, top of her class, a and a bit of a hacker genius. The story opens with Caroline visiting the nursing home to collect her grandmother's possessions since she had recently died. She notices a treasured heirloom is missing, and the search for it leads to a trail of increasingly higher stakes the more she uncovers. This is as fast and inte
Matthew D Jones
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
New to the legal thriller genre and started with this series

I slammed through this book in about two nights. I enjoyed the first one so much that when I saw this one come up I had to read it. I work on the enforcement side of the law and I take my trade serious enough that I try to keep up with the law reviews that come down in areas in which I'm involved. I would give this book a 5 star rating but I felt like some parts in the book were dragged out and other parts ended too quick. I certainly d
Alyssa Mayer
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a former prosecutor and current civil litigator I appreciated the author’s attention to detail and accuracy in explaining the (ever so important) nuances of both civil litigation procedure and the criminal investigation process. I wonder, however, if every reader would find these details worth-while or exciting. The book started off slow, and probably could have been cut-down quite a bit. But overall I loved the story, seeing quite a bit of myself in Ms. Caroline Auden.
Leira Carola
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Frustrating main character

Again, this series is reminiscent of Marcia Clark's Blood Defense series. I feel like the resolve of this book was too easy. It wasn't thrilling like the first one. Caroline is frustrating when she takes forever to notice glaring facts that move the story forward.

I hope Tobisman establishes more recurring characters in the next installment because Caroline's life is mostly boring.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading Doubt and liking it, I read Proof. Not as much courtroom drama as the last book but compelling all the same. Caroline, Trying to keep her struggling law firm alive, when her grandmother dies unexpectedly. Then she leaves her money to a charity. After some digging, Caroline finds a dark side to this organization. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Hard to put down.
Recommend this book
Sherree Stratton
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I didn't read the author's first book in the series, Doubt, first and I had no clue as to what to expect from this book. I thought, perhaps, I would read a few chapters and move on to something else. This book sucked me in from the get-go. If you have any experience with caring for elderly loved ones, you might be like me and identify with the need to fight for their rights. Beware the greedy mean people.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great Modern Legal Thriller

I absolutely love the Caroline Auden books. I gave this one 4/5 only because it felt a bit too neatly and abruptly summarized at the end, considering the drama taking place moments before, but never the less, I was still along for the ride, and enjoyed it very much.
Scottie Branch
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great writer

I have so enjoyed this writer. I'm just so bummed she doesn't have another story. Great story teller for sure. I usually read just at bedtime, but I really couldn't put the books down. Thank you dear for some wonderful stories. I look forward to your next series. PSB

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Cynthia E. Tobisman is an appellate attorney and comic book writer. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife and three children.

Librarian's note: Also writes comics under the name Cindy Tobisman.
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