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'Gripping, sharp and sultry' PANDORA SYKES
'Superbly unsettling' GUARDIAN
'A gothic Olive Kitteridge mixed with Gillian Flynn' VOGUE
On a cold day in 1997, student Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her liberal arts college in upstate New York. After the person closest to her – her boyfriend, Blake – is accused of her killing, the case comes to haunt the friends, family and acquaintances of the couple in strange and unexpected ways. Some look for answers, while others are set on retribution; from the young woman who discovers the body to Sara's half-sister who, years later, seeks out her own form of justice.
A propulsive, taut tale of obsession and voyeurism, Nothing Can Hurt You pieces together a chorus of unforgettable voices to explore the far-reaching consequences of one single act of violence.
Goldberg's debut, a thoughtful meditation on gender-based violence, focuses on 12 people affected by the gruesome killing of 21-year-old Sara Rose Morgan, a college student who was murdered by her schizophrenic boyfriend, Blake Campbell, in 1997. Beginning with the philandering housewife in Upstate New York who discovered the body, the narrative passes from those who knew Sara to those familiar with Blake, who confessed to the crime, including Blake's future wife and a local reporter who followed Blake's trial and subsequent acquittal on the basis of insanity. A subplot about the trial of a serial killer, John Logan, touches on forgiveness, obsession, the lack of empathy for victims, and the glorification of mass murderers. Goldberg's razor-sharp, intricately constructed tale, with its varied voices, will leave few readers unmoved. Fans of literary thrillers will relish this incisive account of murder and its aftermath. \n