My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I absolutely adored the Broadchurch television series. I couldn’t get enough of it. So when I spotted this novelization of the show’s first series while browsing through my local library, I snatched it up. I worried, however, that having watched the show I would know all of the twists that lead to the surprise ending that I would be bored. What the book offered, though, that the show didn’t was a further insight into the inner turmoil and hidden emotions of the characters. This added another dimension to the complex characters and the story. The actors did a brilliant job of conveying many unspoken thoughts and emotions but there are some things that cannot always be seen. It was an enjoyable read especially for a fan of the original show who, like me, miss the series. I think those who never watched the show but enjoy a good police procedural and family drama would also enjoy reading Broadchurch.
I don’t read a lot of mysteries aside from the occasional cozy mystery so I don’t
really have a book to recommend if you enjoy reading Broadchurch but if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend watching the original show. There are three (much too short) series and each is brilliantly acted and thought-provoking.