My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Review)

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister The Serial KillerFormat: Hardback

Source: Library

Publisher: Doubleday

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary

Publication Date: 20th November 2018

Synopsis/Blurb (Goodreads):

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 dispatched in, quote, 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 the doctor 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.”

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My Thoughts & Review

I’ve been waiting to read this one for a while now. I’d heard so many great things about it on social media. I managed to pick up a copy from my local library.

For those who haven’t read this book it’s about two sisters. The first (Ayoola) the one who kills her boyfriends and the other (Korede) who works hard to protect her sister, no matter what. I liked the relationship between the two sisters.

My Sister, the Serial Killer, was such quick read, in fact I finished it in half a day. One of the reasons is that the chapters are very short. I mean they are so short that some of them only consist of a couple of sentences.

I really liked the story, but I felt the ending was a little disappointing. It felt like it was rushed and it sort of just ended.

I found the characters to be quite amusing. There were moments where I had to stop myself from laughing out loud, that was mainly because of the dialogue. 

I wouldn’t say this is the best novel of the year, but it’s a strong debut, and it kept my attention the whole way through.

All in all, I thought this was a good book, not necessarily the best book I’ve read, but worth a read. Also, for once I didn’t DNF a book that was short listed for an award.

I would recommend giving this book a read if you haven’t already, but I would recommend that you try and borrow it from your local library.

My Rating


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  1. We share the same opinions on this book, Mani! I also found it engaging and fun with many laugh out loud moments even though the ending just sort of happened without any precision. Great review!

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