My Sister, the Serial Killer
Books | Fiction / Women
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOKS OF ALL TIME • BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE • “A taut and darkly funny contemporary noir that moves at lightning speed, it’s the wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to.” —MARIE CLAIRE Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures 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.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"What a crazy fast paced novel! It’s a dark, funny, and sadisitc story about 2 sisters that may or may not know how to get away with murder…"
"I picked this book up because I was drawn to the cover. And damn is my judgment spot on. I LOVED it. I had to force myself to put it down. The characters are one you can totally identify with and the story moves along at a pace that has you turning pages nonstop. Korede has always watched out for her younger sister Ayoola. And Ayoola needs it. She doesn’t make the best choices. Men are drawn to her like a moth to the flame and she has no problem using and discarding of them. Sometimes literally. So when Ayoola’s latest beau ends up dead, naturally her first instinct is to call big sister Korede to clean up the mess. I found this book spellbinding. I would have finished it in one sitting if I didn’t have to work the next day; and even then it took every ounce of self control to stop 😂. I just couldn’t wait to see what happened next. And as soon as I finished, I was ready to pick it back up and read it all over again. Oyinkan Braithwaite is definitely a unique writer. Her narrative is witty and wickedly sharp. I went straight to Goodreads and added most of her books to my “want to read” list. I know we’re not that far into the month of June but I’ve definitely got a front runner for favorite book of the month 👯♀️ 🔪 🤫 "
"It was an interesting read for sure. It isn't my favorite subject matter, though the storytelling is real good. I wanted to know how both sister's stories would end, but I don't feel like there was a real conclusion. However, I took it as a "real time" story you may hear an aunt tell at a family gathering. I don't know 🤷🏾 "