The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Joanna Cannon’s debut, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, is a funny and moving portrayal of suburban life in 1970’s Britain with an intriguing mystery at its core. When Mrs Creasy goes missing on the Avenue the neighbours blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave but ten-year-old Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced. As they embark on an investigation to discover the truth, the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. What the girls don’t realise it that the lies told to conceal what happened one day ten years ago are the same ones Mrs Creasy was beginning to reveal just before she disappeared.
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