Broadchurch: Thirteen Hours – Erin Kelly

Published 24 February 2015


An official and original short story to be read after watching the final episode of Broadchurch: Series Two. Containing completely new material not available anywhere else, this is a must-read for all fans of the show.
The final instalment in a collection of eight short stories to run alongside the second series of ITV’s BAFTA award-winning show, Broadchurch. This story will be released at midnight following the broadcast of episode eight.

My thoughts

After the incredible final part of the second series of ‘Broadchurch’, we have Erin Kelly’s short story. We get more Alec Hardy. Who wouldn’t want more Alec Hardy or David Tennant? And this time, Erin Kelly fills in the blanks about Alec and Claire.

The story takes us back to the day before the first series of Broadchurch. Alec has moved to the area and taken Claire with him, hidden away. We know he did this and we know the end result. It is really fascinating seeing Alec’s thoughts and motives. Alec wasn’t keeping her safe. He was playing the waiting game. Keeping his enemies close.

Alec has not met Ellie Miller yet. And the body has not been found on Broadchurch beach. Yet the anticipation is all there.

I recommend Erin Kelly’s book of the first series and all these short stories to true fans of Broadchurch. They have just been brilliant. Erin Kelly captures the mood and the feeling of the series perfectly. I am just grateful a third series has been announced. The pairing of Hardy and Miller must continue. We need more Tennant and Colman on television.


About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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4 Responses to Broadchurch: Thirteen Hours – Erin Kelly

  1. crimeworm says:

    Cannot believe you’ve read and reviewed this already! (And probably was working today!) They’re a great double act aren’t they? I enjoyed the Sandbrook resolution; was a bit ambivalent re the Broadchurch one. Maybe he won’t get in that taxi….Although basically Ellie solved the whole Sandbrook thing on her own, which doesn’t say a lot for the huge team they presumably had working on it in Sandbrook! Lol!

    • Christine says:

      I was reading at 7am 🙂 Yes the Sandbrook story was stronger overall. Ellie just rocks. Who needs a police department when you have Ellie?

  2. I stopped watching after episode one of the second series but I’ve really enjoyed hearing about these shorts, Thank you.

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