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Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.

In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.

All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance that could not be explained – until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood, to Washington, and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability and silence victims of abuse – and it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power – and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories

On Sale: 15th October 2019

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9780708899274


Darkly funny and poignant
I know the world can be like this. But I didn't want to know the world can be like this. Now I know, in painful detail, thanks to Farrow . . . And you should too. Read this book. It's equal parts memoir, spy story and portrait of perseverance - the women's and the author's - under terrible circumstances. Perhaps Farrow's greatest success was to listen, believe and act, even at his own peril
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
Hollywood Reporter
Reads like a thriller
Rebecca Traister, The Cut
As compelling as it is disturbing
Entertainment Weekly
Chocka-block with scoops and revelations
Washington Post
A gripping deep-dive into Hollywood's wicked ways . . . incredible insight that makes Catch and Kill such a thriller . . . Farrow's reporting is incredibly rigorous. He has spoken, he said, to over 200 sources. It's evident in the book; the breadth of the story is staggering . . . Farrow is a skilled storyteller