Catch and Kill

Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

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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...


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Reese Witherspoon Actress, Author, Founder/Hello SunshineCongrats @RonanFarrow on your incredible book #CatchandKill. Amazing investigative reporting and A real thrill ride of a read. 📚 (Source)

Bastian Obermayer I know I’m very late to this party, but: „Catch And Kill“ from the unrelenting @RonanFarrow is a hell of a read!! Need inspiration for how to hold the powerful accountable - or only looking for great entertainment? Get this book. (Source)

Julie K. Brown The parallels to the Jeffrey Epstein case are amazing in ⁦@RonanFarrow⁩’s new book. Imagine this same predatory behavior and coverup among powerful men — not at a TV-media network — but at the highest levels of our government. #perversionofjustice ⁦ (Source)

Molly Jongfast @katiecouric @RonanFarrow The book is amazing (Source)

Yashar Ali 2. Not since “Bad Blood,” has a book so thoroughly revealed the lengths to which powerful men (and some women) will go to coverup misconduct. I know there are a lot of people who are nervous about the publication of this book...they should be. (Source)

Zak Keefer A few favorites from 2019 ... what're yours? Book: "Catch and Kill" by @RonanFarrow Show: HBO's Chernobyl Movie: You don't get to see many when you've got 2 young kids, but "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" was awesome Most remarkable story I read: (Source)

Mark Athitakis I valued it, certainly as—and I’m not the first person to say it reads like this—an espionage thriller. It reads quickly and it’s very engaging. The chapters are punchy. But beyond that, he’s doing a public service by being so candid about his experience and without coming off, by any means, as a braggart. He’s just trying to explain that this is the sort of experience that you have when you are trying to tell a story that is very difficult to tell. (Source)

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