Nothing Can Hurt You

Nothing Can Hurt You

Inspired by a true story, this haunting debut novel pieces together a chorus of voices to explore the aftermath of a college student's death.

On a cold day in 1997, student Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her liberal arts college in upstate New York. Her boyfriend, Blake Campbell, confessed, his plea of temporary insanity raising more questions than it answered.

In the wake of his acquittal, the case comes to haunt a strange and surprising network of community members, from the young woman who discovers Sara's body to the junior reporter who senses its connection to convicted local serial killer John Logan. Others are looking for retribution or explanation: Sara's half sister, stifled by her family's bereft silence about Blake, poses as a babysitter and seeks out her own form of justice, while the teenager Sara used to babysit starts writing to Logan in prison.

A propulsive, taut tale of voyeurism and obsession, Nothing Can Hurt You dares to examine gendered violence not as an anomaly, but as the very core of everyday life. Tracing the concentric circles of violence rippling out from Sara's murder, Nicole Maye Goldberg masterfully conducts an unforgettable chorus of disparate voices.

Title:Nothing Can Hurt You
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781526619488
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    Nothing Can Hurt You Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    A college student was murdered by her boyfriend, a schizophrenic whose friend said that they had done acid together the day the girlfriend went missing. The boys lawyer pushed for a not guilty by reas...

  • Diane S ?

    A very different kind of read. There are murders, one a serial killer who has had many victims, the other a young woman killed by her boyfriend. One is jailed and one set free after a short stint in a...

  • Debra

    This is a unique book which was inspired by a true story that shows the aftermath of a college students murder. The book shows how the murder affected those who knew her, knew her boyfriend who killed...

  • Ceecee

    This novel centres around the murder of Sara Morgan in 1997 by her boyfriend Blake Campbell during a schizophrenic episode. Although Blake is charged with her murder he is found Not Guilty by Reason o...

  • Carole

    Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg is a novel written in a most original fashion. At the center of the story is the brutal murder of NY college student Sara Morgan at the hands of her boyfri...

  • Marialyce

    2.5 starsQuirky, jumpy, and not always sure where I was or who I was reading about, was how I initially felt about this story. However, I didn't give up and felt it had quite a different look into the...

  • Stacey

    My interest was piqued in this title because it was true crime, a genre which I enjoy reading. This, however, is fiction. It states right in the beginning. "Any resemblance to actual persons, living o...

  • Valerity (Val)

    This started out sounding like it was going to be a good story. Maybe I should stick to strictly non-fiction, because I got lost in all of the characters and never quite got back to knowing what was w...

  • Linda Strong

    Inspired by a true story, this is the tale of a young college student, Sara Morgan, who was murdered by her boyfriend, Blake Campbell. Ultimately he is found not guilty as he was high on drugs and alc...

  • Susan

    This novel is based on a real crime, and is a truly haunting exploration of what the death of a young college student, Sara Morgan, has on everyone connected to the event. Sara is killed by her boyfri...