Review: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

If you are looking for a powerful book to read next, this is the one for you.

This is a story we have all probably heard before. You may know the name Harvey Weinstein. You may remember victims coming forward. You may have even watched news coverage of this story being broken by Ronan Farrow himself. However, you probably have never heard this story in this much detail.

Catch and Kill not only uncovers the findings from Farrow’s meticulous investigation into Weinstein’s numerous sexual assault allegations, but also the intricate and delicate web of predator-shielding and story-suppression in journalism that takes place to protect wealthy and powerful men.

Although this is a true story, Farrow’s book reads like a crime thriller. Each chapter is shocking, terrifying, and absolutely infuriating. It was chilling to read about the details of countless sexual assaults that took place over decades and the culture that silenced women and worked to cover it up for so long.

This book is so important, and I am glad it exists because it gives voices to the women who were able to find enough strength to speak up about the worst moments in their lives.

It is a heavy and devastating read. At times, I even felt defeated. Farrow faced repercussions for continuing to report on this story, but persisted because the story matters. It deserves to be heard. I applaud the bravery of each and every woman that was able to bring justice against Weinstein.

Please read the trigger warnings before picking this one up.

XOXO,

Carly

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