The Spiral by Iain Ryan

3 Stars from me

Whaaa what did I just read? My mind is spinning!

This book is part crime thriller and part fantasy – part traditional novel and part ‘choose your own adventure’, sadly I am not convinced that the two different genres mix well.

Don’t get me wrong, both are pretty well written but I am not sure there will be many readers who are strongly fans of BOTH. I mostly enjoyed Erma’s story but Sero’s isn’t really my bag so I found myself skimming those sections just in case there was anything relevant to the main story.

Overall, this is an odd one. I can imagine it will have a bit of a niche following, I am probably just to old fashioned for the style!

Blurb: 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 2020’s most jaw-dropping ending.


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