This book released to follow episode six of the ITV series is the most clearly entwined of the whole series, read this before watching and you’ll miss the most shocking part of the episode.
This is Beth’s story and so naturally it covers her life, juggling attending the court with a ten-day-old baby. I’m sure this story will resonate with mother’s the world over and Beth has more reason than most to feel torn in too many directions. The court case takes another twist and we hear what happened when the camera cut away.
There is far more detail in this one than the previous short stories, I really felt that this story offered a clear insight into Beth’s life, her relationship with Mark, Chloe and the other members of the close-knit community of Broadchurch.
I had a minor panic Tuesday morning as I thought I’d left a wifi zone without downloading this episode, thankfully all was in order and I was able to enjoy my coffee with this excellent short story.