Author(s): Joanna Cannon
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door' RACHEL JOYCE 'A very special book' NATHAN FILER 'An utter delight' SARAH WINMAN 'A delight' PAULA HAWKINS 'A treasure chest of a novel' JULIE COHEN 'One of the standout novels of the year' HANNAH BECKERMAN 'I didn't want the book to end' CARYS BRAY 'An excellent debut' JAMES HANNAH 'Grace and Tilly are my new heroes' KATE HAMER 'A wonderful debut' JILL MANSELL 'A modern classic in the making' SARAH HILARY 'A stunning debut' KATIE FFORDE 'Phenomenal' MIRANDA DICKINSON England,1976. Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined...
'Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door' RACHEL JOYCE 'An utter delight. Perceptive, funny, dark, moving. And so beautifully written. I loved it' SARAH WINMAN 'A haunting, perceptive novel about the price of belonging. It's a treasure chest of a novel and I loved it very much' JULIE COHEN 'A captivating new voice in British fiction. Not since Nathan Filer's The Shock of the Fall has a debut novel held the promise of such an exciting career ahead. One of the standout novels of the year' HANNAH BECKERMAN 'Cannon's interrogation of hypocrisy and prejudice is insightful and compassionate... I didn't want the book to end' CARYS BRAY 'An excellent debut. This cautionary tale of a suburban power struggle is charming and truthful, at once ambitious and intimate, with playful prose that reveals an intriguing mind at work' JAMES HANNAH
Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog. The Trouble With Goats and Sheep is her first novel.