I have an area right beside my adam's apple which grows in a swirl. I go ATG, or specifically South to North in this area. It has greatly helped me.
What I do in this area is go S-N on my 1st pass, then S-N on my 2nd pass, but I pull the skin off towards one side so the hair is at an angle on this 2nd pass...
Then I go N-S on the 3rd and final pass, keeping the skin pulled tight.
As always, YMMV.
And don't give up, it took me a few months to get this technique down, mainly through trial and error.
-David, but everybody calls me Dave