Bad Blood by John Carreyrou


The full inside story of the unbelievable rise and fall of Theranos, a multibillion-dollar biotech startup which was once valued at over $10 billion. With a founder channelling Steve Jobs who announced she would revolutionise the medical industry with dramatically quicker blood testing technology, Theranos was shaping up to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley. The only problem was the technology they were selling didn’t work.

Written by the journalist who first broke the story, this book was unputdownable, with twists and turns so dramatic it’s hard to believe it’s a true story. A great read for anyone interested in a gripping narrative voice and an eye-opening portrayal of the dark side of Silicon Valley.

An excellent piece of investigative journalism by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Carreyrou – it’s unbelievable how far it goes.

- Georgia