The cover of Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou

This one’s a really good page-turner. It follows the course of Theranos from being a twinkle in Elizabeth Holmes’ eye all the way up to early 2018. It is amazing just how much deception and fraud was going on at the highest levels of this company, and how so many people were willing to turn a blind eye to it. Carreyrou’s writing is super straightforward, and while he is a player in the story, he comes across pretty impartial in the whole matter.

Bonus: you’ll get the Taylor Swift song stuck in your head every time you read.