The Spiral

The Spiral : The gripping and utterly unpredictable thriller

2.94 (220 ratings by Goodreads)
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2.94 (220 ratings by Goodreads)
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The utterly original and brilliantly gripping thriller for fans of BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough and THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE by Stuart Turton.

'Gripping, inventive and utterly unpredictable' - Alex Pavesi, bestselling author of EIGHT DETECTIVES.

'Ambitious and well executed' - GUARDIAN

'[A] rollercoaster crime noir thriller' - INDEPENDENT

Erma Bridges' life is far from perfect, but entirely ordinary. So when she is shot twice in a targetted attack by a colleague, her quiet existence is shattered in an instant.

With her would-be murderer dead, no one can give Erma the answers she needs to move on from her trauma. Why her? Why now?

So begins Erma's quest for the truth - and a dangerous, spiralling journey into the heart of darkness.

With all the inventiveness of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and the raw brutality of Mulholland Drive, THE SPIRAL is a unique crime thriller with killer twists - and 2021's most jaw-dropping ending.


'I suspect this is one that I'll be thinking about for some time' - ALEX PAVESI, author of EIGHT DETECTIVES

'A frenzied, twisted fever dream of a book' - MIRANDA DICKINSON, author of OUR STORY
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 32mm | 555g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838773029
  • 9781838773021
  • 1,950,114

Review quote

The Spiral is ambitious and well executed * GUARDIAN * [A] rollercoaster crime noir thriller * THE INDEPENDENT * I love reading a book and having no idea where it's going! The Spiral is gripping, inventive and utterly unpredictable. It builds to a fantastic climax. I suspect this is one that I'll be thinking about for some time * ALEX PAVESI, bestselling author of EIGHT DETECTIVES * A frenzied, twisted fever dream of a book, The Spiral is one wild ride. Gripping, shocking and relentlessly dark, it's brilliantly inventive and utterly bonkers * MIRANDA DICKINSON, Sunday Times bestselling author of OUR STORY *
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About Iain Ryan

Iain Ryan is an Australian writer who lives in Melbourne. He is the author of two previous novels Four Days (2015) and The Student (2017), both shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award.
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Rating details

220 ratings
2.94 out of 5 stars
5 7% (16)
4 23% (50)
3 37% (82)
2 22% (48)
1 11% (24)
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