My Sister, the Serial Killer
"Feverishly hot"--PAULA HAWKINS "The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to."--MARIE CLAIRE A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends "Femi makes three, you know.... show more
"Feverishly hot"--PAULA HAWKINS
"The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to."--MARIE CLAIRE
A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends
"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."
Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead.
Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.
Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she's exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she's willing to go to protect her.
Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite's deliciously deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening.
Publish date: 2018-11-20
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition language: English
FEATURING⇢ Novelle LengthDead BodiesFamilial/Sister BondsIs Blood Thicker Than Water?Nigeria SettingWith Audio Performed by Adepero Oduye LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE) MY RATING⇢ 3 STARS | GRADE C MY THOUGHTS⇢ Dubbed as darkly funny...I don't know if I laughed even one time...w...
Set in present-day Lagos, Nigeria, this deliciously dark comedy is a tale of two sisters. Our narrator is Korede: responsible big sister, not considered attractive, used to protecting her sister and cleaning up her mess. Then we have Ayoola: spoiled brat of a little sister, reckless, used to getting...
A funny, charming and sometimes suspenseful book. Korede's narrative voice is strong and unique. Braithwaite brings all her characters to life (even the dead ones) and guides us expertly through fierce loyalty to petty arguments. I read it in two sittings. Had I started earlier yesterday it would ...
When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal littl...
This is a short stunner of a book and it's hard to believe that this is a debut novel. It's that good.Set in the vibrant, noisy, dense city of Lagos, Nigeria, Korede is always cleaning up after her younger sister Ayoola, who is self-absorbed, entitled, and by most people's accounts, beautiful - at l...