ARC Review: Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg


I received an ARC of this book via Bloomsbury Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review



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, only to be acquitted following a plea of temporary insanity.

In the wake of this senseless act of violence, 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. As the years pass, others search for retribution or explanation: including Sara’s half-sister who, 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.

My thoughts

Nothing Can Hurt You tells the story of various characters who are haunted by the action of one character, Blake Campbell.

It is an incredibly gripping read at times, and a completely different genre than I usually read, and I found myself questioning whether I’d stumbled upon eye witness accounts as opposed to a work of fiction.

Each character – there were a lot – had their own story to tell and I was hooked by each one, each as gripping as the last. I liked reading each characters take on the murder, and the aftermath, full of interesting twists and turns and it definitely made me think.

My only problem is that there were so many characters to follow. I like a book with multiple narratives and viewpoints but I wished we had less characters to focus on, but the same amount of detail (probably too much to ask 😂).

Regardless, it was an exciting read and I’m looking forward to reading more of Goldberg’s future books.

Again, I just want to thank NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for the ARC

Nothing Can Hurt You will be published on 9th July 2020.

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