Chase Your Shadow by John Carlin


The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

In Chase Your Shadow, acclaimed journalist and author John Carlin tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius's tragic journey from sporting icon to accused ,murdered.

Before Valentine's Day of 2013, Pistorius was best known as an an extrodinary athlete, the 'Blade Runner' who became the first amputee in history to compete in the Olympics. Everything changed after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead in the early hours of 14 Feburary. Overnight, the Olympian's status as a role model was replaced by tales of erratic behaviour and a violent dark side.

His seven-month trial was broadcast live around the globe, its twists and turns captivating millions. Carlin who followed the drama inside the courtroom, provides a vivid first-hand account of Pistorius's wrenching emotional breakdowns, the merciless interrogation to which he was submitted by the prosecutor, and the highly controversial judgement.

With unique access to Pistorius, his family and friends in the aftermath of the tragedy, Carlin paints a portrait of a complex personality, a man whoose life story reveals extremes of courage and insecurity, ambition and vulnerability, generosity and dangerous hot-headness.


Book Information

Format: Paperback

Published: 2014

Category: Biography, True Crime, Nonfiction, Sport

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Pages: 393

Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29mm


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