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?