Sunday Times Summer Roundup

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Sunday Times Summer Picks

Nicolette Jones makes her summer selection from across the age range. I'm pleased to see eye to eye with regard to
Marcus Sedgwick's Revolver

although not exactly heart-warming, is one of the finest and best-constructed page-turners of the year. It opens with a boy mourning the corpse of his father in a hut in the middle of an icy Swedish wilderness. A menacing stranger arrives and the circumstances leading up to this moment are slowly revealed: the meeting of two men during an Alaskan gold rush and the unfinished business between them. Tense, succinct, evocative and ingenious, and one to haunt you long after the summer is over. NICOLETTE JONES

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