It’s about time I read a thriller set in Salford. If you enjoyed TV series ‘Cracker’ or ‘Shameless’ then ‘Fragile Cord’ will appeal to you. A mother and her son are found dead in their beautifully kept home, a crime on the ‘rougher’ side of the city happens, eventually leading to another death. Emma Salisbury’s detective characters try to solve both cases. That is part of why I enjoyed this book, a behind the scenes story of why crime happens. A great read with all the twists and turns expected of its genre. Bonus reading group questions – a nice touch, plus a follow on read of the next in series – great!
Page-turner-ability rating 5/5 stars
Three word review : Cracker meets Shameless.