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Fragile Cord

DS Coupland, Book 1
Narrated by: Alister Austin
Series: DS Coupland, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

Fragile Cord is an emotional roller coaster charting the psychological meltdown of a mother with a deadly secret.

Tracey Kavanagh was her usual upbeat self - right up until the moment she drowned her son and tied a rope around her neck, killing herself and her unborn child. 

For Alex Moreton, this case couldn't have come at a worse time. Battling with her partner over whether to have another child, she is superstitious about pushing their luck - they're happy enough as they are...aren't they? 

DS Kevin Coupland is dealing with a serious assault outside a wine bar in Swinton. Devoted family man Ricky Wilson is brutally stabbed following an altercation with youths while out with his wife and their children to celebrate her birthday. 

Coupland and Moreton's cases merge when it transpires that Tracey and Ricky were tragically connected. Is it possible that there could be more to these two investigations than pure coincidence? 

©2013 Emma Salisbury (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A bit too wordy and the wrong narrator!

I do enjoy rich dialogue in a novel, but I find this too wordy for the genre. Also, to feel authentic it should be narrated in a Manchester accent. The narrator is okay, but a bit robotic and his attempt at a Geordie accent is pitiful. I feel the story would seem strong with the right narrator. For example, Becky Hindley.

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Fragile cord

Listened to this as a download and thought it built characters well and had an excellent storyline. Emma Salisbury develops believable and relatable characters and I liked the fact that there were two main separate incidents investigated linked at the end. First of a series of books ready for TV series soon perhaps. Narrator did a good job and easy to listen to. Trying still to place where the Scottish accent came from 🙂 Now for the second!

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A great read truly uncovering a 'fragile cord'

An absorbing police procedural with a startling discovery that links two seemingly unrelated investigations. Wonderful!

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fragile cord

a good listen story good narrator good .kept me interested untill the end of it.