With the inventiveness of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and the raw brutality of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Spiral is a unique crime thriller, featuring a series of deeply involving twists, and concluding with one of 2020's most unsettling finales.
Erma Bridges dreams of violence. After years of dedication to academic research, her career is falling apart, all because of a mysterious workplace complaint. Erma suspects Jenny, a vindictive colleague, who has seemingly disappeared.
Panicked, overworked and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Erma sets out to find Jenny. Through her search, she uncovers a dark series of crimes on campus - do they have something to do with Jenny's disappearance? As a web of brutality unfurls around her, Erma discovers a side of herself that she'd long thought hidden. Can she put an end to the darkness around her without losing herself completely?