Friday, March 8, 2019

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister the Serial Killer
by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Published: 2018
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Genre: Literary, Thriller, Nigeria
Hardback: 226
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Ayoola summons me with these words—Korede, I killed him.

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 "self-defence" and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating a doctor at the hospital where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...

My two-bits:

PULLS you in at the start. And even though you can guess as to what is going to happen, the unfolding of this story continues to engulf you.

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* part of the Tournament of Books 2019 (here)

3 comments:

  1. This has been on my list since last fall. Good to know you enjoyed it. I need to read it and I'm thinking end of spring will be just the right time!

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  2. I love the cover and title! This book is on my TBR list, so I’m glad you liked it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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