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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

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…

My thoughts
I did enjoy this book for a variety of reasons.

Firstly I loved the main characters Grace and Tilly. I loved seeing the world through their eyes and trying to get to the bottom of the problem they were trying to solve with them.

I loved the setting. As a glimpse into the not too distant past I loved seeing how the world has changed and the way in which people live pre social media and the internet.

The story itself is really interesting even though not a lot actually happens. It's one of those reads which merrily floats along as you just enjoy the ride along.

I also loved how the neighbour was portrayed. The neighbours all knowing each other and nosing in and out of each other's business and thinking they had it right when maybe they didn't. I thought that really rung true.

All in all a book I happily enjoyed.