Written by Marcus Sedgwick
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Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009
A tense, psychological drama set in the snowy wilderness of the Arctic Circle, where a boy confronts a stranger who has come to take revenge on his dead father. Gripping from the start it brings into sharp-focus decisions that 15 year-old Sig must make; decisions that could mean life or death, both for him and his remaining family.
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle. Fifteen year old Sig Anderson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling through a weak spot on the ice-covered lake. His sister, Anna, and step-mother, Nadya, have gone to the local town for help.
Then comes a knock at the door. A man with a gun at his hip. As Sig learns the truth about his father and this man he realises he has a choice and his mind his drawn to that of his father's prized possession locked in a box in the storeroom. A revolver and to use it or not....
. -- Michael Thorn ACHUKA Revolver is an intensely atmospheric novel in a frozen landscape and this a desperate situation that keeps you gripped to the last murderous moment. Highly recommended... -- Sam North HACKWRITERS.COM brutal, terrifying story IRISH INDEPENDENT Marcus Sedgwick's REVOLVER is a slim volume and a quick read but don't let that fool you. The plot is so tightly coiled inside it feels as though the whole book could explode with one careless flip of the page. -- Keith Gray THE SCOTSMAN
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