My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

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...

Title:My Sister, the Serial Killer
ISBN:9780385544238
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About Oyinkan Braithwaite

OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She


    My Sister, the Serial Killer Reviews

  • 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...

  • Julie

    My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a 2018 Doubleday Books publication. Genius! That provocative title and amazing cover art certainly piques one's curiosity. Noticing all the posit...

  • Navidad Thélamour

    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...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    4, the sisterhood of the traveling...serial killer stars!!!Full review featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!I finished this quite a bit ago, so I’m going to do my best to remember everything I though...

  • 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...

  • Bibi

    Now, that’s what I call a damn good story!Wow. Where do I even start? Firstly, the story, coupled with the setting, alongside the characters, all resonate at a level only a fellow Nigerian would und...

  • 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...

  • JanB

    If you appreciate dark humor with a side of social commentary this is the book for you! The novel is set in the author’s birthplace of Nigeria, and follows two sisters, Ayoola and Korede. Ayoola is ...

  • Lucy Langford

    4**"You're a big sister now, Korede. And big sisters look after little sisters."Korede: nurse, responsible, plain, big sister.... and a meticulous cleaner. Ayoola: flirtatious, beautiful, reckless, se...

  • 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...