So how are you enjoying the show now the trial has started and two witnesses have taken to the stand, evidence has been disallowed and there is still the mystery of what happened in Sandybrook… plenty to keep us entertained. Even better there was another short story penned by Erin Kelly to keep me Broadchurch centric the next day!
In Broadchurch: The Letter we are given a little more background to Broadchurch, this time from Maggie’s perspective as the whole town are preparing for Joe Millar’s trial. Maggie runs the newspaper office and is railing against the cutbacks, after all she has been in the industry for over thirty years. This sequence, like the first book, gives us another look at a character, and after all in Broadchurch all the characters have something important to add!
Alongside this there is a little sub-plot about other events going on in the area, which hasn’t featured on the TV series, yet, but serves to show Maggie’s determination to investigate, all tools of a reporter’s trade! What she finds surprises her but she has never been one to back away from an awkward situation.
This series of shorts are great for coffee-break reading and I read mine the day after the TV show aired, in all honesty so far neither short has revealed anything so far so eking them out feels more like a gimmick but one I’m happy to enjoy.