My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

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 sociopa Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sis...

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Title:My Sister, the Serial Killer
Author:Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Thicker Than Water
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:226 pages pages

My Sister, the Serial Killer Reviews

  • JanB
    Jan 09, 2019
    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 beautiful, irresponsible, and has a habit of killing off her boyfriends. Korede is...
  • Blair
    Jun 16, 2018
    Korede is a nurse whose beautiful sister, Ayoola, has an unfortunate habit of getting bored of her boyfriends and dispatching them with a large knife. Korede acts as her one-woman cleanup team. Whenever she questions Ayoola's explanations, she buries her doubts ? blood is thicker tha...
  • Rincey
    May 26, 2018
    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 ...
  • Roxane
    Oct 24, 2018
    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 contretemps, entirely plausible. Interesting observations about social media, men and...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 09, 2019
    3.5 stars Honestly, this book immediately drew me in, and has been rolling around in my head since its completion. Yes, it deals with two sisters, and yes, one of them is a serial killer. However, there is something alluring, something so sinister, and something that draws you throu...
  • Dianne
    Dec 27, 2018
    Nifty debut novel for Braithwaite - and love that crazy book cover! Korede and Ayoola are sisters in Lagos, Nigeria. Korede is the older sister; sensible, practical, plain. Ayoola is the younger sister; flighty, charming, spectacularly beautiful. Ayoola has an unfortunate habit of m...
  • Rachel
    Jan 15, 2019
    This was tremendous fun from start to finish. Sure, certain elements could have withstood a bit more depth and detail, and it's destined to disappoint anyone expecting a proper thriller, but for a quick and pacy character study it was extremely satisfying. Braithwaite toes the line bet...
  • Barry Pierce
    Jan 12, 2019
    ?Ayoola summons me with these words ? Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never hear those words again.? Thus begins Oyinkan Braithwaite?s debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer. The book has had an interesting history. It first appeared as an ebook in 2017 under the...
  • Julie
    Jan 19, 2019
    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 positive reactions the book received, I just had to see for myself if it was worth ...
  • Melki
    Dec 30, 2018
    Ayoola summons me with these words - Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never hear those words again. The most important word in the above sentences is again. Three times now Ayoola has "killed him." And, three times now, Korede has helped clean up the mess. Korede and A...
  • PorshaJo
    Jan 12, 2019
    How could you not be interested in this one? The title, the cover, the subject matter. I was sold immediately. I got the audio, rather quickly too from my library, and jumped right in. Two sisters. One a nurse, one a psychopathic serial killer. Korede works hard as a nurse. She is v...
  • Susan
    Dec 18, 2018
    ?Ayoola summons me with these words ? Korede, I killed him.? Korede is a nurse, who is obsessed with cleanliness. That is quite useful where her beautiful, younger sister, Ayoola is concerned, as she has now killed her third boyfriend. Indeed, Korede has become adept at cleani...
  • Sana
    Jun 04, 2018
    '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 author is all kinds of amazing and you should read it. Preferably after you've rea...
  • Larry H
    Nov 23, 2018
    "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, dedicated to her patients and well-respected by her superiors. But no matter what her ac...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Oct 02, 2018
    My Sister, the Serial Killer I thought I might try a change of pace and something new for me with this FICTIONAL  thriller titled, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Set in Lagos, Nigeria... Ayoola keeps knocking off boyfriends and calling her sister Korede in the...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 23, 2018
    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. Not only is Korede older, but she?s also the sensible one, the one wit...
  • Jaidee
    Jan 11, 2019
    1 star ! I found this mostly repulsive. In what kind of world is serial killing and psychopathy funny ? A feminist satire...my arse ! The one star is for the very interesting cultural and social setting. ...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Dec 20, 2018
    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 thought about this book. This is at it?s heart a story about two sisters, Kore...
  • Michelle
    Nov 27, 2018
    3.5 stars Korede and Ayoola are sisters yet they could not be any more different. Korede is a dedicated nurse who puts others needs before her own. "Ayoola lives in a world where things must go her way. It's a law as certain as the law of gravity." Her selfishness is only eclipsed b...
  • Lisa
    Sep 16, 2018
    My thanks to Doubleday Books, and Netgalley for this arc. I really thought I'd love this book. It had some fantastic reviews on Goodreads. Turns out I hated it. I'm one of those people who have to have somebody to like and root for. I couldn't abide the sister's in this book. One bemo...
  • Miriam Smith
    Dec 30, 2018
    I wasn't quite sure what to expect with "My Sister, the Serial Killer" by Oyinkan Braithwaite but once I'd started to flick through it and read a couple of pages I was hooked and before I knew it, I was a third of the way through! Thoroughly modern and set in Lagos, Nigeria, this is a...
  • Robin
    Dec 24, 2018
    This book reads like a bowl of popcorn. Fresh, light, hot and salty. Each very short chapter going down with a crunch, my hand already reaching greedily into the bowl for the next. It's so very easy to read - but it contains complexity that satisfies. All at once it is mysterious, ...
  • Bobbieshiann
    Dec 27, 2018
    The lengths one woman will go through to protect her sister. I call it enabling but in this story, it is so well put together that I understand it fully. I understand Korede?s need to make sure everything around her is clean because in reality, her life is a mess. The lengths she goe...
  • Holly  B
    Jan 07, 2019
    Campy, weird, and off-beat I've struggled with how to review this oddly addictive book. I listened to the Audible version and the narrator was really enjoyable.  Her Nigerian accent added to the allure of the sister bond that was built into the plot and I loved how she pronounced...
  • Kendall
    Oct 15, 2018
    "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 together. I loved Braithwaite's sense of humor and sass in this mix of murder! Ko...
  • megs_bookrack
    Nov 17, 2018
    **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 normal life; she is on the straight and narrow, if you will. 'Normal' until you discov...
  • Navidad Thélamour
    Nov 18, 2018
    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 the past few weeks. And I get it; the cover art is (pardon my pun) killer and the...
  • Michelle
    Nov 02, 2018
    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 much more interesting for me. Korede and Ayoola are sisters. Korede is the sens...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Dec 08, 2018
    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 family dynamics, love between sisters and loyalty to the ones that matter in yo...
  • Lark Benobi
    Jan 04, 2019
    Update: Powells Books has listed this novel in their "Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of 2018". So Powell's evidently thinks this novel is "Horror." Not farce. Not feminist satire. I agree with Powell's. The lightness of the novel, physically and semantically,...