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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Braithwaite, Oyinkan. Book - 2018 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Braithwaite, Oyinkan, Fiction / Braithwaite, Oyinkan 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"Slasher meets satire, in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends"-- Provided by publisher.

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Quick read that stays with you submitted by AGAPHD on June 19, 2020, 7:00pm Read this one quickly, but kept thinking about it in the days that followed. Recommended!

Great for Book Club Discussion submitted by avalade on August 12, 2021, 10:17am Really enjoyed this book but because it is such a quick read, you can miss some of the authors subtleties. I switched halfway through to the audiobook and the reader helped me pick up on the sarcasm and tones I was missing. Our book club read this and gave it two thumbs up. If you read this, make sure to look at what she named the last chapter, so funny!

Excellent suspense submitted by huntq on June 15, 2022, 7:07pm Loved this little book! Witty, suspenseful, dramatic, and I still think about it months later. I hope this author comes out with more books soon!

Not my favorite submitted by Mary Grace Kennedy on July 23, 2022, 9:48pm I did not like it. I listened to it as an audiobook and had a hard time getting into it. I didn't like the characters or understand their motivations. It is a fairly fast paced book which was the reason I finished it at all.

Would recommend as a one-time read. submitted by MadPiggy on August 9, 2022, 7:01pm I went into this book blind, but I enjoyed the story very much. It belongs to a culture, country and socio-economic landscape that I knew little about - Nigeria. My understanding of these was very biased and the narrative was rather telling from a cultural lens, which I appreciated. The layered complexities of love, family, culture and the underbelly of being human are outlined very crassly, but the raw nature is what appealed to me. The author's style of bite-sized tale-telling was also fun and easier to understand. I would recommend this as a one-time read.

Surprising submitted by vclinton on July 20, 2023, 12:43pm I was genuinely surprised at how quick and weirdly enjoyable this book was...

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PUBLISHED
New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 226 pages ; 20 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780385544238

SUBJECTS
Sisters -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Satire.