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"An intimate portrait of a town and the ordinary grievances that have slowly simmered for years before boiling over in an unthinkable crime, this remarkable adaptation of the hit television show Broadchurch tells the story of a shattered family, a reeling town, and the two imperfect detectives trying to bring them answers"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. Edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250055507
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 433 pages : map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Chibnall, Chris - Author


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Jul 31, 2017

This book was published after the highly acclaimed BBC television series became popular; since I have not seen the series, I had no idea of the storyline. One review (from Rotten Tomatoes) says the TV series is "well written and beautifully shot, Broadchurch is a deliberate, slowly unfolding mystery procedural with terrific performances from a fine cast." I don't believe the book deserves the same high praise. Although there was nothing wrong with the writing, it just didn't grab my interest and I ended up having to force myself to finish. I will say that I was surprised by the ending, however, and did not see it coming.

Jun 07, 2015

Watched the first season on DVD and I just couldn't get into the book. If I had read the book first I would have been able to get through it. I found the DVD version very good.

Mar 18, 2015

Well written Who Done It. Kelly pulls you into the protagonist's head, looking at a problem as if it were a rubik's cube. Fast moving exhilarating read.

Oct 22, 2014

A good read similar to the TV series. If you have seen the show you wont learn too many surprises however the writing has more impact. Disturbing and very sad.


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