Monday, 21 September 2015

Review: Broadchurch by Erin Kelly

Title: Broadchurch
Author: Erin Kelly
Cover Artist: ITV photos
Publisher: Sphere
Release Date: 14th August 2014
Genre: Crime fiction
Page Count: 448
Original Language: English
Format Read: Paperback
Other books in series: Various short stories about series 2
Movie Adaptation: The book is originally based off a television series!

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Broadchurch is one of my all time favourite television shows and when I found this book in a shop I knew I just had to get it. The fact that it is also crime fiction just made me squeal with excitement! 


Inspired by the first season of the BAFTA award-winning ITV series, this is the official, unmissable Broadchurch novel. Incredibly moving and containing never-before-seen material, it takes you inside the minds and motivations of the unforgettable cast of characters.
It's a hot July morning in the Dorset town of Broadchurch when Beth Latimer realises that her eleven-year-old son, Danny, is missing. As Beth searches desperately for her boy, her best friend, local police officer DS Ellie Miller, arrives at work to find that the promotion she was promised has been given to disreputable Scottish outsider DI Alec Hardy.
When Danny's body is found on the beach Ellie must put her feelings aside as she works with DI Hardy to solve the mystery of Danny's death. As the case becomes a murder investigation the news hits the national press, jolting sleepy Broadchurch into the national spotlight.
As the town's secrets begin to unravel, members of this tight-knit community begin to consider those in their midst. Right now it's impossible to know who to trust...

*SPOILER ALERT: This review does not assume you have read the book* 

I don't have a lot to say about this really except for the fact that IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE TELEVISION SHOW! I could picture the actors and scenes exactly as they were played out on the show that I watched a couple of years ago. It was like my mind was watching the TV show, which I was really glad of because it meant they hadn't changed anything whilst adapting it to the book version and it is just as perfect as the show was.

This book really made me rekindle my appreciation for this series. It is just incredible. I definitely think this is the epitome of crime fiction. Amazing. If you have never watched the show, I highly recommend it to you.

One thing that was different about the book to the show, but was a very welcome addition, is that it reaches far into the character's minds and emotions which is something the television show simply couldn't do. I fully understood how Beth and Mark felt, and everyone else around them. Especially Hardy and Miller. 

Overall, I am really happy that I picked this book up because it is something that I never knew existed and now I know that there are some more short stories which I'm desperate to get my hands on!

Obviously this is 5/5 cups of tea!

About the author:

Erin Kelly was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Essex. She has been working as a journalist since 1998, writing for newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Express and The Mirror, and magazines including Red, Psychologies, Marie Claire and Elle. She has written a number of books including The Poison Tree and Broadchurch. 

1 comment:

  1. I put off watching the show because I was considering reading the book first and while I'm still undecided your post has convinced me to do both! :D

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