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.
'Original, macabre and the reveal of the twist made me laugh with shock and delight. Never less than intriguing, it had me holding my breath!' Marian Keyes 'A stupendous novel... complicated, dark, funny and very human' Fern Britton 'Devastating, deceptive and darkly funny. Classic Cannon' Sarah Winman 'Entertaining and dark' Stylist 'I literally put the light on in the middle of the night in order to carry on reading it. Compelling, sinister, brilliantly written, it is a complete triumph' Katie Fforde 'Joanna Cannon creates a world that is so real, so parochial & stifling you can feel it. Then adds in a killer. Glorious' Jane Fallon 'A compellingly crafted, darkly funny and compulsive read, full of twists... a joy and a triumph' Rachel Joyce 'So clever and unexpected... superb... glorious... I'm going to be thinking about this book for a long time' Kathryn Mannix 'Jo's writing is as delicate and precise as tapestry and Linda is a character you'll never forget' Jill Mansell 'Such a distinctive voice in a novel full of immense compassion with a brilliant narrative twist. Brava!' Hannah Beckerman 'Deliciously sinister and irresistibly tense. The creepiest, cleverest, most haunting mystery you will read all year. Absolutely brilliant. I couldn't stop reading' Rachel Clarke 'A highly entertaining thriller with a huge, warm, beating human heart and a central character that stays with you long, long after reading. I loved it' Kate Hamer 'I absolutely loved it.. A serial killer, a traumatised woman, the quirkiest of characters, such perfect observational writing - she's a superstar' Sarah Pinborough 'Ridiculously good' Marianne Cronin 'Thoroughly absorbing with an expertly drawn and engaging protagonist. The suspense hums beneath the surface until the satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended' Olivia Kiernan 'Brilliantly entertaining' Milly Johnson