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In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she?s been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old ...
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Broadchurch

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Overview


In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she’s been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old Danny Latimer has been found murdered on the beach.

For Ellie it's a personal blow; Danny was her older son’s best friend. She can’t believe anyone in Broadchurch would ever have harmed him. But Alec considers everyone, even Danny’s parents, suspect in his death. It’s a living nightmare for everyone involved…even before the press arrive and start stirring up the secrets every town member keeps hidden behind closed doors.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
A police officer haunted by failure gets a chance at redemption with a new case in this uninspired novelization of the hit British TV drama’s first season from Kelly (The Burning Air). Det. Insp. Alec Hardy, a newcomer to the close-knit Wessex community of Broadchurch, looks into the strangulation of 11-year-old Danny Latimer. As the position he takes over had been promised to Det. Sgt. Ellie Miller, fresh off maternity leave, there’s tension from the start, exacerbated by Hardy’s brusque personal style. Broadchurch is well off the beaten path, and Ellie, a long-time local, must confront the disturbing possibility than the killer is someone everyone in town knows well. Predictable red herrings abound, even if the solution will surprise many. In the fall, the series will be rebooted as Gracepoint in the U.S., with David Tennant reprising his lead role. (Sept.)
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"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)

Praise for the TV show:

"[Supplies] fashionable existential dread while also providing a solid, Agatha Christie- or Dorothy Sayers-like mystery plot that proceeds at a deliberate pace through a cloud of plausible suspects with a minimum of confusion…Superior entertainment."—The New York Times

"A gripping portrait of small-town paranoia."—Entertainment Weekly

"Striking…When mysteries work as effectively as this one, they offer a safe outlet for our gnawing rage to understand—that detective’s compulsion to cajole the truth out of the civilized world, no matter what gets destroyed."—The New Yorker

"Beautiful…what’s great about Broadchurch is not that, in the end, it lets you know everything. It’s that it makes you feel everything."—Time

"Striking."—Variety

"Exceptionally striking…[Broadchurch] will break your heart and keep you guessing all the way through."—The Washington Post

"It’s not just that Broadchurch demonstrates that it is possible to reinvigorate…the hunt-for-a-killer genre with solid, engaging craftsmanship—though it does—but that unlike so many in the genre it is inordinately emotionally generous."—Slate

Library Journal
★ 09/01/2014
The seaside town of Broadchurch is rocked by the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer, a child well known in the community and a close friend to the children of DI Elly Miller. The case is sad and painful for all. Elly and her new boss DS Alec Hardy are not the closest of colleagues at the moment, and the friction between them hampers their interviews and complicates the investigation. She's been passed over for his position and he's licking his wounds from a spectacular failure on his last case. Police resources are stretched thin by the magnitude of the investigation and the press has pounced upon the case. As layers of evidence are revealed, everyone in town becomes a suspect and dark, painful secrets are revealed. The shocking climax rattles the careers of both Elly and Alec and changes the idyllic life in Broadchurch forever. VERDICT Based upon the screenplay by Chris Chibnall for the hugely popular British TV series and timed for the fall 2014 rollout of the U.S. version, Gracepoint, on FOX TV, this unusual novelization by an accomplished author (The Burning Air; The Poison Tree) is a surprisingly well-written and solid thriller. Complex and suspenseful, it stands well on its own and will certainly provide buzz for the upcoming local TV series. [Previewed in Kristi Chadwick's "Pushing Boundaries" Mystery Genre Spotlight feature, LJ 4/15/14.]—Susan Clifford Braun, Bainbridge Island, WA
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2014-07-30
Against all odds, Kelly's novelization of the eponymous British TV series, now being remade for U.S. television as Gracepoint, works as both a classic puzzle and an unnerving portrait of a little English town wracked by a young boy's murder. No one in Broadchurch can imagine why anyone would have wanted to kill Danny Latimer. No one can even imagine what the 11-year-old was doing out on his own in the middle of the night when he was strangled to death. His murder is a particular blow to DS Ellie Miller, whose son Tom was Danny's best friend. Ellie's just returned from a Florida vacation to find that the promotion she'd assumed would be hers has actually gone to DI Alec Hardy, an outsider whose last case, another child killing, ended with the presumed murderer going free—something he's not exactly eager to advertise. What he is eager to do, it seems, is model a frigidly disengaged attitude and lecture Ellie about her need to do the same, even though she's known everyone involved in the case forever. Clearly, the killer is someone she doesn't know nearly as well as she thought. Suspicion falls in turn on Danny's father, Mark, a plumber who can't give a convincing alibi for the night his son was killed; phone engineer Steve Connolly, who hears voices that provide clues to the mystery; newsagent Jack Marshall, who employed Danny as a paper boy; young vicar Paul Coates; truculent Susan Wright, who's got Danny's missing skateboard hidden away; and Mark's helper and would-be alibi Nige Carter. As journalists circle Hardy ready to expose his connection to his scandalous last case, Ellie reels under the sickening sense that each new suspicion is more devastating than the last. Kelly (The Burning Air, 2013, etc.) 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788820091323
  • Publisher: SPERLING & KUPFER
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: SPERLING & KUPFER EDITORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 141,274
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Erin Kelly

ERIN KELLY is the author of three critically acclaimed psychological thrillers, and 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 BBC America drama Broadchurch. He has also written for TV shows including Life on Mars, Law & Order, Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood. He lives in Dorset with his family.
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