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When Caroline Auden lands a job at a top Los Angeles law firm, she's excited for the challenge - and grateful for the chance to put her dark past as a computer hacker behind her. Right away, her new boss asks her to find out whether a popular GMO causes healthy people to fall ill. Caroline is only supposed to dig in the trenches and report up the ladder, but her tech background and intuition take her further than planned. When she suspects a link between the death of a prominent scientist and the shadowy biotech giant, she cries foul and soon finds herself in the crosshairs. The clock is ticking and thousands of lives are on the line...including her own.

Now this rookie lawyer with a troubled past and a penchant for hacking must prove a billion-dollar company is responsible for thousands of deaths...before they come after her.

©2016 Cynthia Tobisman (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Didn't finish it.

I didn't finish this book. I thought it was going to be good, but I like strong/smart protagonists and this one is decidedly not either of those things. (VERY SMALL SPOILER ALERT) For instance, she's a lawyer, but can't figure out how to stop an unauthorized person from removing a loved one from a hospital? Really? She has a boss with all kinds of experience with the seedy side of lawyering but decides not to call him when she receives a bribe/threat? She goes to law school and passes the bar but throughout the process hasn't received any training in how to prepare a witness? Just really stupid. :-/

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Legal proceedures

Lack of proper legal terms and procedures detracts from the enjoyment of the book. Author needs to spend some time in a courtroom.

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inconsistency and plot contrivance

Would you try another book from C. E. Tobisman and/or Carly Robins?

Possibly, with a grain of salt. If this is the first in a series, the author may hit his/her stride in future books.

What was most disappointing about C. E. Tobisman’s story?

One example: Any sizable law firm would employ a professional investigator and certainly would not send a young female newbie junior associate out alone to track down documents, witnesses, etc. Especially when a prime witness has died in questionable circumstances. I guess the "lady in peril" element is meant to add excitement, but it merely comes across as a contrivance.

What three words best describe Carly Robins’s voice?

Good character range.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • B.
  • Virginia, United States
  • 09-20-16

How far will you go

Would you listen to Doubt again? Why?

No, not because it was a bad book. I just don't typically listen to my books twice. But, with that said, this was a good book, one that could actually be listened to while driving with the kids in the car. It also addresses the question of how far will a person go to do good? Even if that meant breaking the law. This story really capture the times and the social media age, while pointing out investigative techniques and the weaknesses of social media platforms and computer systems.

Any additional comments?

I'm just wondering, if you commit a crime to fight crime are you actually helping or just committing crimes???

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-04-16

Interesting and worthwhile legal suspense thriller

After several years as a computer technology specialist Caroline Auden went to law school, passed the bar and joined a large and prestigious law firm as a junior associate. Her first job assignment is to assist on a large class action case involving hundreds of claimants and many law firms. The assignment is clearly over her head, but she does not question that. Then the suspense begins.

Realizing the book is fiction I did not down rate it for the case being against a company that supplied genetically modified soybean based foods that caused renal failure in humans. It's a bit of a scare tactic because no GMO (genetically modified plants in this case) has ever been shown to cause health issues in animals and humans. Use of such genetically modified plant based feeds and foods have been around a long time with only positive results.

Doubt is an excellent thriller I would award 4.5 stars if possible. The action and suspense inside and outside the courtroom are riveting. Ms. Tobisman has written a worthwhile book. The twist at the end adds to the story. Narration is excellent.

This is book 1 in the Caroline Auden series. I plan to listen to or read future book in the series.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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This held my attention all the way through.

Very well written. I enjoyed the characters and the readers voice. She was very good and a pleasant voice. I can’t wait to hear Proof. Great story line

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Author needs to consult a litigator

This may be an enjoyable book for someone who doesn't practice law, but it's maddening for anyone with litigation experience. The main character's first project as a brand-new lawyer is on a response to a Daubert motion. Daubert motions are real, and significant -- especially in complex cases like the one at the heart of this book -- but they are absolutely nothing like the motion that the poor baby lawyer spends her time on. There is, in fact, nothing in legal practice like the motion that the lawyer is working on. Nor would a law firm send a brand-new lawyer to cover a court hearing in a major piece of complex, mass tort litigation, on her SECOND DAY as a lawyer. That's just asking for a malpractice claim.

The overall story is decent, and the reader's performance is good. But these painful misunderstandings of the practice of law really detract from enjoyment of this book.

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Absolutely enthralling

I randomly came across this audiobook and decided it was the perfect length for my weekend of travel. After the first few minutes I was hooked! I managed to finish the book on my flight home and was instantly wishing I had the follow-up book. Having a law degree and working in higher education, I found the work both relatable and realistic in its legal analysis. At the same time, the action literally had me on the edge of my seat. This book has skyrocketed up my favorite books list. It is simply superb.

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A little slow but kept my attention

I enjoyed the book until the last 1/3. Then it just became a bit silly. But the narrator was excellent and I overall enjoyed the book.

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Predicable

I loved the narrator and would listen to her anytime but this book was at every move predictable and I couldn’t wait for it to end. It had its moments but I found myself thinking “really!” & “you’ve got to be kidding!” I listened to the end but just wanted it to end.