My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of the carpet - than water... 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 dispatch My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of t...

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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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Edition Language:English
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...
  • 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...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Feb 17, 2019
    "Ayoola summoms me with these words?Korede, I killed him.  I had hope I would never hear these words. again." Dark, captivating, and complex. This was an excellent novel. Korede is a nurse with many virtues, professional, responsible, and an excellent cook. But, it appears ...
  • 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...
  • Betsy Robinson
    Mar 01, 2019
    Tight as a war drum, this 223-page tale of two sisters, one of whom is a killer, is written lightly and is occasionally funny, but has a dark and furious subtext. I?ve read various reviews that call the book light weight?ostensibly because it zooms and can be finished in a day....
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Debbie
    Mar 11, 2019
    Hot diggety, dog diggety, oh what you do to me? Oh what this book did to me!! Yes, I?m singing away as I bounce along on my pogo stick. This edgy little book is a favorite of the year and yes, it made my all-time-favorites list too! Oh brother (I guess I should say, oh siste...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Mar 13, 2019
    Maybe more of a 3.5 but I'm rounding up to a 4 because I really enjoyed this! It wasn't quite as thrilling as I expected it to be, but I think that has more to do with the marketing than with the book itself. This was really unlike anything else I've ever read and I cannot wait to hope...
  • 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...
  • Umut Reviews
    Jan 22, 2019
    Well, it's true that this book is marketed so well , and has a very striking title and cover, which will grab your attention immediately. I was one of these people, who was beaten by this curiosity. While this book is a quick, fun read, I don't think the blurb is entirely correct. I...
  • 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...
  • Bibi
    Jan 26, 2019
    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 understand. Besides all that, the plot itself is unique, the prose is crisp and e...
  • Brandice
    Mar 09, 2019
    My Sister, the Serial Killer was a quick read about Korede and her sister, Ayoola, Nigerian sisters living in Lagos. The story is told from Korede?s point of view. She is the older, more responsible sister and works as a nurse at the hospital. Ayoola is a free-spirited aspiring fashi...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Mar 08, 2019
    Set in Nigeria, My Sister, the Serial Killer follows dependable Korede and her younger sister, Ayoola, who - oops - occasionally murders people. Braithwaite's debut ranges from wry and macabre to predicable and stale. She lures her audience with two striking opening lines, and the firs...
  • 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...
  • marilyn
    Feb 20, 2019
    Korede is a hardworking, dependable, down to earth, nurse who has to cope with the murderous ways of her younger sister, Ayoola and by cope, I mean that she has had to clean up the mess and dispose of the bodies and pretend her sister isn't a homicidal man killer. Korede knows this wil...
  • 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,...
  • Lucy Langford
    Jan 24, 2019
    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, selfish, a manipulator of men.... and a serial killer. Ayoola has killed be...