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Broadchurch by Chris Chibnall, Erin Kelly

Containing new twists, never-before-seen material and adding great depth and insights to the unforgettable cast of characters, this is a must-read not only for everyone who loved the TV programme ahead of the second series but for all fans of evocative, atmospheric crime drama.


Kelly has completely captured the rolling tension, cinematic detail and superlative characterisation of the [TV] programme...and even if you are new to the story, you will be instantly mesmerised...Original viewers of Broadchurch will quickly identify the little twists and new details added to the novelisation - a neat touch that enhances the story even further. Whether or not you were a fan of the TV show, this is one crime book that does not disappoint. * * Kelly takes ownership of this novelisation by exploring characters
relationships and unvoiced emotions

; she's masterful at weaving unbreakable connections between characters, and then tainting them with fear, guilt, and suspicion...a must-read for followers of character-driven police procedurals like those of Elizabeth George, Denise Mina and Tana French. * Booklist * With the addition of new material never seen on screen, Kelly takes a fresh perspective on the murder investigation, particularly the breakdown of a close-knit community. Whether you've seen the series or not, this is definitely worth your time. * Bella Magazine * This is the author's own take on the story, with even more atmosphere, emotion and twists than the TV original. * Essentials Magazine * Loved the ITV series? Then you'll adore this clever read from psychological-thriller queen Erin. While a book based on a TV show shouldn't work, this really does...the big reveal still gives you a massive kick in the gut. * The Sun: Fabulous Magazine * Kelly's novelisation of the eponymous British TV series, works as both a classic puzzle and an unnerving portrait of a little English town wracked by a young boy's murder... Kelly folds a loving portrait of rural Dorset and a well-made whodunit into a painstaking account of the grief and unimaginable pain that follow in the wake of one child's murder. * Kirkus Starred Review * The narrative allows for an insight into the mindset of the characters - from the baffled detectives to the raw despair of Danny's parents...a crackingly well-constructed crime story, with a wonderfully shocking conclusion. * Sunday Mirror *

About the Author

Erin Kelly is the author of three critically acclaimed psychological thrillers, The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose and The Burning Air. The Poison Tree was a bestselling Richard & Judy Book Club selection in 2011 and was adapted for the screen as a major ITV drama in 2012. Erin also works as a freelance journalist, writing for newspapers including The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail as well as magazines including Red, Psychologies, Marie Claire and Elle. She lives in London with her family.

Chris Chibnall is the creator, writer and executive producer of the award winning ITV drama, Broadchurch. He has also written for TV shows including Life on Mars, Law & Order, Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood. Chris's latest BBC1 drama, The Great Train Robbery, tells the story of the infamous 1963 British heist. He lives in Dorset with his family.

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Publication date

12th August 2014


Chris Chibnall, Erin Kelly

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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


448 pages


Crime / Mystery
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