My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer Review

Satire meets slasher in this 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.
A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it.
Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.

Title:My Sister, the Serial Killer

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Roxane

    Clever novel about two sisters, one of whom is a serial killer, the other the resentful, yearning enabler. The satirical bent works really well here because it walks that fine line of being, given the...

  • Larry H

    "I can't pinpoint the exact moment I realized that Ayoola was beautiful and I was...not. But what I do know is that I was aware of my own inadequacies long before."Korede is a nurse in Nigeria, dedica...

  • Navidad Thelamour

    Femi makes three, you know. Three, and they label you a serial killer.In case you haven't noticed, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer has been taking the social media scene by storm ...

  • Michelle

    This book is a complete gem and I enjoyed every moment I spent with Korede and Ayoola! Firstly, I have never read a book that took place in Africa...Lagos Nigeria to be precise and it made this book m...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    FIVE STARS I LOVE THIS!!“Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer.”Ok, truth here--this is not a suspenseful thriller, despite the enticing title. It IS a novel about f...

  • Kendall

    "On their one month anniversary, she stabbed him in the bathroom of his apartment. She didn't mean to, of course." Braithwaite has written an exquisite dark tale about murder that bind two sisters tog...

  • Rincey

    4.5 stars This was so much better than I expected. See me talk about it briefly in my May wrap up: https://youtu.be/ymb11Zcb248?t=4m36s...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Three, and they label you a serial killer.” Korede has always felt it was her responsibility to look after her younger sister Ayoola...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars rounded up**My Sister, the Serial Killer is a unique novella following the perspective of a young woman, Korede, living in Lagos, Nigeria. Korede is a nurse and seems to lead a fairly norm...

  • Sana

    'Let's not just assume that a woman isn't capable of doing certain things, because perhaps she is, and perhaps we should watch out for her.'THAT'S IT, THAT'S THE BOOK. (Also that whole article by the ...