Blog Challenge: My Sister, The Serial Killer

Day 04 for #BookReviewBlogChallenge by Great New Reads is about family, anything that reminds you of strong family ties. My choice is My Sister, The Serial Killer. I had a hold on the audiobook for MONTHS and just happened to come up a couple of days ago. Pretty good timing, right?

About My Sister, The Serial Killer:

Blog Challenge: My Sister, The Serial KillerTitle: My Sister, the Serial Killer
Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Pub. Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher Doubleday Books
Genres: Adult, Thriller
Pages: 226
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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...
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...

IMHO: My Sister, The Serial Killer

Borrowed audiobook from library. Was bored AF with Gone Girl when this hold come through and I jumped at it.

Finished it in two sittings. Hooked from the get go. Love the narrator. Audiobooks excel at understanding pronunciations and accents. Helped get into the flow of this setting and set up.

Immediately completely connected with Korede and hated the intriguing Ayoola with their abusive past. I was willing to be on board with Ayoola killing men that deserved it or in self-defence. But, well….this isn’t a YAS QUEEN situation.

Chapters are short and jump around with memories to ramp up the itchy anticipation.

Did not go how I thought it would so it was kinda anticlimactic and yet…DAMN GIRL.

four-half-stars

Truly unique and thrilling with outstanding writing & narration. Alllll about the family as the sisters struggle with their abusive past and Korede decides between doing right and her sister. Fun fact: This book was originally titled Thicker Than Water.

 

About the Author:

About Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite author picture

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 lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

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