My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite / Aug 21, 2019

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 th

  • Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • ISBN: Thicker Than Water
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  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 226 pages Published November 20th 2018 by Doubleday Books More Details Original Title Thicker Than Water ISBN 0385544235 ISBN13 9780385544238 setting Nigeria Other Editions 14 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about My Sister, the Serial Killer, please sign up Popular Answered Questions This question contains spoilers view spoiler Who was the man who came to visit at the end of the book hide spoiler like 2 months ago See all 5 answers Hannah This answer contains spoilers view spoiler I don t think he was a character we had met before I think he was just there to show that nothing will change Ayoola will continue to kill her I don t think he was a character we had met before I think he was just there to show that nothing will change Ayoola will continue to kill her boyfriends and Korede will continue to help her clean up her mess less hide spoiler flag This question contains spoilers view spoiler What did y all think happened with Muhtar the coma patient at the end I got some serious vibes that maybe Korede maybe took him out of the equation hide spoiler 1 likelike 38 days ago See all 2 answers Linda This answer contains spoilers view spoiler Nothing happened to him Korede started to call him a few times but ultimately decided not to and then she burned the piece of paper with his phone Nothing happened to him Korede started to call him a few times but ultimately decided not to and then she burned the piece of paper with his phone number on it so she couldn t call him in the future I think it was meant to show us that by the end of the story, she had totally given up on the idea of asking for outside help telling the authorities the truth in dealing with her sister Her sister will continue to get new boyfriends and kill them and Korede will most likely continue to help her cover it up and get away with it less hide spoiler flag See all 6 questions about My Sister, the Serial Killer Lists with This Book 2019 Tournament of Books Shortlist 18 books 54 voters The 2019 Tournament of Books Longlist 76 books 217 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 24, 2018 Roxane rated it really liked it 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 what they want, and women who see right through them Well worth a read flag 416 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 19, 2019 Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019, e book, doubleday, thrillers, cultural 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 all the kudos Well, I have to say, this is my kind of book Seriously, I really, really, really love satire and dark humor I do understand it is often an acquired taste, but it takes a special kind of creativity and bal 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 all the kudos Well, I have to say, this is my kind of book Seriously, I really, really, really love satire and dark humor I do understand it is often an acquired taste, but it takes a special kind of creativity and balance to pull it off Dark humor and satire are often very subtle and if you aren t in on the joke, it can sail right over your head It requires a little effort, from the reader, too, on occasion, and that is the case with this book.Family is supposed to help one another out, right Set in Nigeria, amid a corrupt system of law and order, Korede is forever coming to the aid of her beautiful, but kooky, younger sister, Ayoola, who has a bad habit of killing her boyfriends She always claims self defense, but she s never injured, and her conscience never seems to suffer Korede, is a borderline, antisocial nurse, comfortable around her comatose patient, to whom she bears her soul, than with anyone else She has a crush on Tade, a doctor she works closely with However, when Ayoola shows up at the hospital to visit her sister, Tade is immediately smitten with her So, not only is Korede hurt emotionally, with her sister s history with men to consider, this development is quite troubling Deep down, Korede is angry, jealous of her beautiful, favored sister, but she always comes to her rescue Ayoola is self absorbed, flaunting her beauty, and appears not to notice the stress and strain she causes Korede.Both sisters are flawed, with abominable character traits, but at the same time, they both managed to, inconceivably, elicit sympathy from me The author creates a unique brand of suspense, an ever present sense of dread, while toying with the readers emotions The social commentary could be at the core of the story, perhaps playing a key role in the sisters pathos I cannot imagine her resorting to stabbing if that particular knife were not in her hand almost as if it were the knife and not her that was doing the killing But then, is that so hard to believe Who is to say that an object does not come with its own agenda Or that the collective agenda of its previous owners does not direct its purpose still There s much to ponder on in this amazing debut novel Kordede s stoic inner thoughts stole the show for me, though The story is meant to be dark, meant to be taken seriously, but so sardonic, it is morbidly funny at times But, one thing is for certain, this author has done an incredible job creating these wickedly entertaining characters, adding rich layers to the story, while keeping the prose pointed and sharp, even minimal, and still manages to add the rarity of humor into the mix with perfect balance and poise I simply could not tear my eyes off the pages It is also a rarity for me to say I liked a book better than I thought I would, but this one caught me completely off guard Overall, I am mightily impressed with this stunning, but unsettling debut, and yes, it deserves the kudos flag 190 likesLike see review View all 82 comments Tina So glad you enjoyed it so much Great review Julie Jan 28, 2019 06 30PM Julie Tina wrote So glad you enjoyed it so much Great review Julie Thank you, Tina Jan 28, 2019 07 46PM Dec 20, 2018 Christina Traveling Sister rated it really liked it 4, the sisterhood of the travelingserial 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, Korede and Ayoola Korede is pragmatic, level headed and sensible Her sister Ayoola, is none of these things Ayoola is rash, beautiful, vibrant, the favored child and deeply irresponsible Oh, also did I mention she s a sociop 4, the sisterhood of the travelingserial 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, Korede and Ayoola Korede is pragmatic, level headed and sensible Her sister Ayoola, is none of these things Ayoola is rash, beautiful, vibrant, the favored child and deeply irresponsible Oh, also did I mention she s a sociopath Yeah, well that too This story takes place in Braithwaite s birthplace of Nigera and follows these two sisters through a series of situations Ayoola thrusts them into.You re a big sister now, Korede And big sisters look after little sisters.You see, while Korede loves her sister and protects her, things get a little out of hand as Ayoola continues to make choices that leaves Korede having to clean up her messes literally and figuratively Korede is a nurse, and above all her practicality is the sisters saving grace She knows all the best ways to clean up blood, her trunk is big enough to fit a body and not only that but when Ayoola wants to do crazy stuff, like posting pictures of her food when she should be mourning her dead boyfriend, she stops her from that too Korede is a good sister, if covering up your siblings murders is what makes you a good sibling.However, things change when Korede s long time crush a kind, handsome doctor who works at her hospital, Tade, asks Korede not for her number, but for Ayoola s Ayoola has shown no remorse for her actions, she s simply moved on and is keen to get over her dead ex, by getting under some one new As Korede stands helplessly by, watching Ayoola seduce Tade with her charisma, charm and beauty she struggles with her wish to leave this life and her obligation to look out for her sister Korede, having no one to confide in, turns to a comatose patient and she grapples with the knowledge that if she does nothing she is well aware of what the outcome of this new relationship will be.It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul, especially if you don t want to leave any evidence of foul play This was quite a different type of story than I anticipated when I first added it to my TBR and when I first started reading it At just 226 pages, this baby packs a serious punch Not only that, but as Braithwaite s debut novel I am left feeling incredibly impressed by the skill and finesse shown in weaving this story The layered characters she created were fresh and vibrantly written most notably Korede Braithwaite wrote Korede in a way that you could deeply feel for her plight especially if you know the bonds of siblings but at the same time, I regularly found myself wanting to shake Korede as hard as I can and yell in her face WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS, GIRL, THIS DUMB This also had a very dark, campy humor that I found utterly refreshing.Ayoola has her knife on her, since she carries it the way other women carry tampons.In the end, I adored this story and am excited for future works by Braithwaite However, there were a few things that left me wanting, just a bit First, the chapters are very choppy This is a short book, and I absolutely flew through it, but I wish the read had been a little fluid and less jerky While I appreciated the social commentary on societies obsession with beauty especially since beauty, in general is fleeting and society equates beauty and youth it did get a little tedious to focus on so much I wish there had been just a bit depth to their differences, instead of focusing so much on appearance The ending quite surprised me, which I ve found rare these days but I also wish this aspect had been fleshed out just a bit All in all, I think this is definitely one to add to your list, or read it if it s already there flag 150 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Nov 18, 2018 Navidad Th lamour rated it liked it Shelves african, contemporary fiction, cozy thriller, cultural surveys, full review, netgalley, read 2018, short literary form, reviewed on 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 title exudes a certain titillation that will make a reader quickly reach for the book on the shelf For me, My Sister, the Serial Killer, was an easy, brisk read that I mostly read in one sitting And I was additionally 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 title exudes a certain titillation that will make a reader quickly reach for the book on the shelf For me, My Sister, the Serial Killer, was an easy, brisk read that I mostly read in one sitting And I was additionally excited to read it when I realized that the author and I graduated from the same university in England and likely had the same creative writing instructors The short chapters some only a few sentences long created the effect of breezing through the novel at record speed, which is a plus, but it also created a few issues for this narrative.Oyinkan Braithwaite s debut novel follows sisters Ayoola and Korede Ayoola kills em and Korede cleans em up But this isn t just a novel about the boyfriends falling like flies it s a novel about the trials and bonds of sisterhood, an exploration of childhood abuse and a would be love story all wrapped up tightly in the culture of Lagos, Nigeria Now, that s a lot to try to cram into 240 not even full pages, but it can be done I ve even seen it done well Here, I wasn t mind blowingly impressed by the execution again, couldn t resist of My Sister, the Serial Killer If you re a reader who puts a lot of weight on pace, you might find that you re in for a rather jerky ride with this novel It flowed neither at a lyrically smooth pace nor at a heart pounding thriller pace It just sort of jerked from scene to scene with very little, if any, narrative connective tissue to sew the chapters seamlessly together In short, while it a had a great plot and an ending that did manage to surprise me, it was not written with a lot of finesse It read, to me, like a very first draft, not quite filled in enough to give us readers an entire picture It was like a well done sketch of artistry that hasn t yet been filled in with color, like the structure of a building that has not yet been painted and offered windows and balconies Now, ONWARD to the pros that you ll find within these pages, because there are several of those For one, it was a plus that this novel read so fast While the plotting was jerky, the pace was quick, and that pulls you in to the story fast as you realize that you re already so deep into it with so little time spent on it And one of the real gems of My Sister was how Braithwaite interlaced the heart pounding narrative of the killings themselves with the humor of said serial killer s indifference and feigned naivet There is music blasting from Ayoola s room She is listening to Whitney Houston s I Wanna Dance with Somebody It would be appropriate to play Brymo or Lourde, something solemn or yearning, rather than the musical equivalent of a pack of MMs This novel is fully current, with narrative tools and chapter titles like Instagram Ayoola is addicted to SnapChat and Instagram, often being scolded by Korede for posting frivolous updates for her followers when she s supposed to be mourning her missing boyfriend, whom she herself has killed Ayoola has forgotten, just that quickly about the fallen men and goes on with her life in a way that baffles her sister enter The Comedy So, while I wished that My Sister, the Serial Killer was better built out as a narrative, there is merit to it as a quick, amusing little read It all comes down to what you re looking for on your TBR If you re interested in a narrative set in Nigeria, this may be a great pick for you If you re looking for lightness and humor, a read you can breeze through easily that still offers some suspense, then you ve absolutely come to the right place But, if you re in the market for a side of intellectual stimulation with your killer thriller, then you may want to side step this one you want find a lot of that here 3 stars I received an advance read copy of this book from the publisher, Doubleday, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewLLOW ME AT The Navi Review Blog Twitter Instagram flag 142 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Nov 23, 2018 Larry H rated it really liked it I can t pinpoint the exact moment I realized that Ayoola was beautiful and I wasnot 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 achievements are, she knows she ll always play second fiddle to her younger sister, Ayoola Ayoola is the pretty one, the favorite and she s a psychotic murderer.One night Ayoola summons Korede to her boyfriend s house I can t pinpoint the exact moment I realized that Ayoola was beautiful and I wasnot 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 achievements are, she knows she ll always play second fiddle to her younger sister, Ayoola Ayoola is the pretty one, the favorite and she s a psychotic murderer.One night Ayoola summons Korede to her boyfriend s house Ayoola says he attacked her and in self defense, she stabbed him It doesn t matter what the facts really are who would disbelieve Ayoola Korede is the sensible one, the calm one, the logical one who takes charge of the situation She knows how to clean up the blood so no traces are found She knows how to get rid of the body It seems she has had a great deal of practice with this sort of thing, since this is the third boyfriend Ayoola has killed Femi makes three, you know Three and they label you a serial killer Ayoola isn t the slightest bit remorseful about what happened She s ready to move on, find another man to charm Korede thinks she should lie low for a while, even though she knows it won t be long before Ayoola bats her eyes and men will come running But this time Ayoola sets her sights a bit closer to home, as she alights on Tade, a handsome, kind doctor Korede works with He s also the doctor that Korede has been secretly in love with, but she knows she s no match for Ayoola s charms.As Korede watches Ayoola ensnare Tade, she feels powerless and frustrated What she wants than anything is just to reveal her sister s nefarious side, but she knows Ayoola will turn the evidence against her She wishes she could just escape this life, but she has an obligation to protect her sister With no one to turn to, she vents her anger and fears to the only person who will listen a patient who has been in a comatose state for years But she knows all too well what will happen if she doesn t stop it I am the older sister I am responsible for Ayoola That s how it has always been Ayoola would break a glass, and I would receive the blame for giving her the drink Ayoola would fail a class, and I would be blamed for not coaching her Ayoola would take an apple and leave the store without paying for it, and I would be blamed for letting her get hungry My Sister, the Serial Killer is a darkly funny yet disturbing story of familial obligation It packs a powerful punch for a book that is less than 300 pages long, and that is because Oyinkan Braithwaite has created two complex, fascinating, not necessarily likable characters You get glimpses of family history in order to understand where Ayoola developed her murderous tendencies You both feel for Korede and want to shake her for allowing herself to be so fully manipulated More than that, however, you ll want to know how this book ends I had lots of suspicions and wasn t disappointed where Braithwaite took her story It s certainly a troubling book about a woman so fully overshadowed by her sister that she s forced down a path she never would have taken, but it s also commentary on how unfairly women are compared to one another, with the most attractive one almost always winning out.I really enjoyed this, and read the entire book in a day It certainly is a bit farcical, yet at the same time, you could believe this actually might happen, particularly in a society that treats women as second class citizens Braithwaite s storytelling was dead on no pun intended , and I look forward to seeing what comes next for her career See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at flag 136 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jan 26, 2019 Bibi rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 evocative the characters, multilayered Then there s that dry sardonic humour that Braithwaite sprinkles throughout the story, causing me to laugh out loud when I probably should have been aghast Additionally, what Braithwa 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 evocative the characters, multilayered Then there s that dry sardonic humour that Braithwaite sprinkles throughout the story, causing me to laugh out loud when I probably should have been aghast Additionally, what Braithwaite does with the titular characters the ditzy yet extremely manipulative serial killer Ayoola, and her long suffering, perpetually angsty sister Korede, is nothing short of magical Love, love, love flag 129 likesLike see review View all 10 comments marilyn I m thinking I need to read this one based on the things I ve readthanks Bibi Jan 28, 2019 04 39PM Courtney Great Review, Bibi I am definitely intrigued after reading your review Jan 29, 2019 11 24AM Jan 09, 2019 JanB rated it really liked it Shelves buddy read with marialyce, 2019 reads 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 the older, less attractive sister who literally cleans up the messes her sister makes and protects her at all costs Ayoola lacks self awareness and goes about her life being adored and indulged due to her great beauty 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 the older, less attractive sister who literally cleans up the messes her sister makes and protects her at all costs Ayoola lacks self awareness and goes about her life being adored and indulged due to her great beauty As the eldest, Korede is loyal but underneath she harbors feelings of anger and resentment, which reveals itself in surprising ways But what happens when Ayoola sets her sights on a man that Korede has feelings for This is when things really get interesting.There is a backstory that helps to explain why Ayoola and her sister are the way they are, but the first person narrative by Korede prevents us from delving too deeply into Ayoola s psyche It would have been nice to know from other character s perspectives At 240 pages, it s a quick read and the dark humor and subtle social commentary keeps this tale from becoming grim Nothing should be taken too seriously, as it s the underlying themes that make this such a thoughtful novel Topics such as the sibling bond, sociopathy, social media, abuse, and the role of women in a patriarchal society are explored The book also led me to the internet to explore the Nigerian culture I love it when a book inspires me to do my own little bit of research on a topic I buddy read this with my friend Marialyce and this book generated some surprisingly deep discussions I think this would make a terrific book club discussion book flag 110 likesLike see review View all 62 comments Dec 08, 2018 j e w e l s Books Bejeweled rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books bejeweled, audio 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 your life The minute I started this short, richly dark and funny book, I was HOOKED It is elegant and lovely, all gorgeous words on a page Set in Nigeria, very up to the minute contemporary, and oh so addictive The story cen 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 your life The minute I started this short, richly dark and funny book, I was HOOKED It is elegant and lovely, all gorgeous words on a page Set in Nigeria, very up to the minute contemporary, and oh so addictive The story centers around a beautiful 20 something that is so alluring, every man falls in love with her at first sight Unfortunately for them, our pretty girl tends to murder the man after she grows tired of him Her older sister is the slightly bitter one, responsible with a full time job and a neatnik cleaning fetish This comes in handy since her little sis calls her after every murder to help clean up and dispose of the bodyES THIS SOUND CRAZY Yes, it is And like I said, I love it I don t think it is for everyone, but if you are open minded and adventurous in your reading, I highly recommend it It is actually a very sweet story with just a bit of a sting The audio version is superb I could listen to that gorgeous Nigerian accent all day long flag 109 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Jan 24, 2019 Lucy Langford rated it really liked it 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 before and each time, Korede has been there to clean it up After the third kill, Korede wonders whether her sister did kill all these men in self defense but of course, she s the younger sister, of course it would be in self d 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 before and each time, Korede has been there to clean it up After the third kill, Korede wonders whether her sister did kill all these men in self defense but of course, she s the younger sister, of course it would be in self defense, Korede needs to protect her younger sister in case the reasons for these crimes are misconstrued in court However, one day, when Ayoola visits Korede at work, Ayoola takes an interest in the handsome Doctor Tade, someone who Korede fancies and knows all too well what happens to the men her sister dates Stuck in a moral dilemma, Korede must decide whether to protect the one she liked or her blood This was a story of a moral dilemma s, thrown in with a dysfunctional family and the occasional occurrence of fatalities This was also a story of sisterhood, examining the sisterly bond and how far one will go to protect the other It also shows the jealousies and differences between the sisters and how they are approached and treated differently by other people, especially the differences in treatment style by their mother.I thought this book was so interesting, being set in Lagos, it shows how these character s are trying to move against a society, and a traditional family, that expects women to conform to one traditional role that is, to aspire to marriage and have children.In addition, the author makes good use of today s technology and social platforms, easily relating the story to today s culture.This book felt pulpy, witty and humourous in a black comedy kind of way This was not a long book with only 200 pages, but it was utterly unputdownable The short chapters also aided in the impactfulness of the story flag 98 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Susanne Strong Nice review Lucy Jan 26, 2019 02 46PM Lucy Langford Susanne thank you Jan 26, 2019 03 13PM Nov 17, 2018 megs_bookrack rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs read 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 discover that Korede s younger sister, Ayoola, kills all of her boyfriends and then calls on Korede to help clean up the mess You re a big sister now, Korede And big sisters look after little sisters Apparently, this is 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 discover that Korede s younger sister, Ayoola, kills all of her boyfriends and then calls on Korede to help clean up the mess You re a big sister now, Korede And big sisters look after little sisters Apparently, this is the sentiment that Korede was raised with and now, no matter what her sister does, she feels obligated to PROTECT HER from everything Protect her The witch is crazy She shows no remorse or empathy for the things she does At one point, Korede muses, I am haunted by her actions than she is Yeah No kidding I did fluctuate throughout the story between feeling bad for Korede for all the bullshit she had to put up with and being angry at her for not standing up to her damn sister It was like every other chapter, like a seesaw Ultimately, I wish it would have gone a different way I really was hoping Korede would make growth as a character and fight back against the treatments and judgments laid on her This is a novella though, very short, and I just don t think there was enough time for her character to get there.Overall, I felt the story was compelling, it definitely kept me interested and was unique Thank you to the publisher, Doubleday Books, for providing me with a copy to read and review I always appreciate the opportunity and I know a lot of people will enjoy this little tale I look forward to seeing what comes next from Braithwaite I like her style flag 100 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Dec 24, 2018 Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, african, literary fiction, thriller, debut, group read 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, funny, disturbing The current of feminism gone awry runs through it Family ties that strangle Korede is the responsible sister Ayoola is the serial killer She s the perfect black widow, beautiful and charming She 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, funny, disturbing The current of feminism gone awry runs through it Family ties that strangle Korede is the responsible sister Ayoola is the serial killer She s the perfect black widow, beautiful and charming She lures men into her web and then punishes them for their stupidity Korede cleans up the mess But for how long I admire the way that this author walked the tightrope of satire, keeping the story from slipping into genre or farce At no point does the reader feel comfortable or vindicated by the murders In fact, we are disturbed the victims are intelligent, kind, talented, nothing like a Dexter approved prey But at the same time, Braithwaite s killer embodies a woman who is completely empowered The opposite of victim And that is something quite fascinating to see An excellent debut by Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite Can t wait to see what she writes next flag 89 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Victoria Nightingale The description of this book being like a bowl of popcorn is so accurate Jan 25, 2019 09 35AM Robin Victoria wrote The description of this book being like a bowl of popcorn is so accurate Thanks, Victoria I find both very addictive Jan 26, 2019 03 27PM Nov 02, 2018 Michelle rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley arcs 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 AfricaLagos Nigeria to be precise and it made this book much interesting for me Korede and Ayoola are sisters Korede is the sensible one that makes her living as a nurse and also cleaning up after her sister Ayoola Ayoola is flighty, addicted to social media, but mostly Ayoola is beautiful No man can seem to resist her charm Or, better yet, her 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 AfricaLagos Nigeria to be precise and it made this book much interesting for me Korede and Ayoola are sisters Korede is the sensible one that makes her living as a nurse and also cleaning up after her sister Ayoola Ayoola is flighty, addicted to social media, but mostly Ayoola is beautiful No man can seem to resist her charm Or, better yet, her appearance The thing is that Ayoola bores of her men quickly and when she s done with you she is DONE with you and she may even get a little stabby to prove her point When Ayoola has these moments of murderous intentions it is Korede to who she calls to help The always efficient Korede comes to save her time and time again But what happens when Ayoola sets her sights on the doctor that Korede is infatuated with You ll have to read it to find out Oyinkan Braithwaite, I adore you and your humor You made these characters come alive And THAT COVER is perfection I d like to frame it and hang it in my house My only gripe is the ending It was very abrupt and I m going to spoiler tag this view spoiler WHO IS THE GUY AT THE VERY END Another of Ayoola s conquests Was it Muhtar I wasn t quite clear on this hide spoiler 4 stab worthy stars Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for proving me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 81 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Jan 07, 2019 Holly B rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio edition, debut author, disturbing content, read in 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 their names, Korede and Ayoola.It isn t so much about Ayoola s little problem of killing her boyfriends, but about the relationship of the two sisters and how she dealt with her in many wild situations Korede is 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 their names, Korede and Ayoola.It isn t so much about Ayoola s little problem of killing her boyfriends, but about the relationship of the two sisters and how she dealt with her in many wild situations Korede is a nurse and ends up cleaning up after her sister Ayoola is the beautiful one and perhaps Korede is a bit jealous, but she feels a deep need to protect her little sister.Things get complicated when a handsome doctor named Tade has his eyes on Ayoola Korede wants to warn him about what may be in store for him.I did enjoy listening to this one, although it seemed a bit short and left me wanting of a conclusion.I m giving this 3.5 STARS rounded up to 4 for the intriguing narration flag 88 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Jan 12, 2019 PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves audio, challengereads, challengereads 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 very frustrated, to say the least, with her sister Her sister, Ayoola, is beautiful, she stops men in their tracks Though, she is quite aloof Men practically throw themselves at her Bute s crazy and kills them 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 very frustrated, to say the least, with her sister Her sister, Ayoola, is beautiful, she stops men in their tracks Though, she is quite aloof Men practically throw themselves at her Bute s crazy and kills them on what seems like a whim Is Korede jealous of her sister Is she protective of her being the older sister Perhaps a bit of both But Ayoola keeps killing these men and asking her sister for help cleaning up her mess You have to wonder if they are the way they are due to the abuse they suffered Or are they both are just certifiable It s quite the story, learning of the strong bonds of sisterhood.It s odd.but I really liked this one I liked the sisters The way the story is told, they seem like OK girls Well, except for the whole murder covering up thing The chapters were short Some, very short, perhaps a page or less The story was told from the point of view of Korede I listened to the audio and really enjoyed the narration I was drawn in and did not want to stop If anything, I wanted to hear Find out of how the story of these two played out A great read if your looking for something quick, strange, and a bit unique Looking forward to from this author flag 74 likesLike see review View all 42 comments Jan 09, 2019 Marialyce rated it really liked it Shelves books of 2019, jan mar, library 3.5 starsHonestly, 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 through this short book to a conclusion that was totally bizarre, perhaps not understandable, and yet seemed to utterly fit.Ayoola, the younger sister has a penchant for killing her boyfriends, while big sister Koreed, has 3.5 starsHonestly, 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 through this short book to a conclusion that was totally bizarre, perhaps not understandable, and yet seemed to utterly fit.Ayoola, the younger sister has a penchant for killing her boyfriends, while big sister Koreed, has a penchant for covering up for her sister and protecting her knowing full well what she is The ironic part is that other than protecting a murderess, Koreed is a nurse supposedly dedicated to preserving life Yet, her sister takes precedence in Koreed s mind and heart and as her sister seems to be heading to boyfriends s demises, Koreed stays firmly in her corner.This was such an interesting character study One sister is crazy and the other one is not far behind, probably even crazier The girls, whose father was abusive, seem to have coped with him in their own way, though Ayoola, the beautiful one, seems to be forgiven all her mistakes and is the sister some will die to love Koreed, the ugly sister, stays in the background, the unloved, the unwanted, and yet she is the one who sallies forth always in defense of what most would categorize as the indefensible Can this be love The obvious question is how far would you go to protect the one you love Would you venture into a world of murder to insulate the one you love from being brought to justice Or would you just let the bodies add up, knowing that you yourself could stop this at any time.This was a buddy read with Jan We were fascinated by the way this small book managed to worm its way into our imagination Thanks to my local library for having this book on hand to lend to me My reviews can also been seen here flag 70 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Dec 27, 2018 Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves best of 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 murdering her admirers and depends on Korede to help her conceal her crimes Only Ayoola doesn t think of them as crimes, because Ayoola is a narcissistic sociopath When Ayoola sets her sights on Korede s secret crush, 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 murdering her admirers and depends on Korede to help her conceal her crimes Only Ayoola doesn t think of them as crimes, because Ayoola is a narcissistic sociopath When Ayoola sets her sights on Korede s secret crush, Tade, Korede has to decide if she will continue to protect her sister s secret.Very well written, with sharp insight into the characters This is a winner and a quick, riveting read Highly recommend flag 79 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Jan 15, 2019 Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, tob 2019, literary fiction, mystery thriller, mrv This was tremendous fun from start to finish Sure, certain elements could have withstood a bit 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 between satire and realism so deftly that you manage to get properly invested in these sisters even as their actions shock and horrify flag 59 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 11, 2019 Jaidee rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves under two stars books 1 star I found this mostly repulsive In what kind of world is serial killing and psychopathy funny A feminist satiremy arse The one star is for the very interesting cultural and social setting flag 57 likesLike see review View all 38 comments Oct 15, 2018 Kendall rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, netgalley approved 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 Korede has always come to her younger sister Ayoola s side when she needs her even when it involves dead bodies upon dead bodies The story starts out with a bang as we see already a murder that is being covered up by Ay 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 Korede has always come to her younger sister Ayoola s side when she needs her even when it involves dead bodies upon dead bodies The story starts out with a bang as we see already a murder that is being covered up by Ayoola and Korede Talk about a kicker to this start of a novel This story definitely packs a punch in this 180 page book I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone that has an interest in human psyche, murder, and crazy characters Overall, 4 stars for this unique and dark tale.Huge thank you to Doubleday and Netgalley for a copy of this arc in exchange for my honest thoughts.Publication date 11 20 18Published to GR 10 15 18 flag 55 likesLike see review View all 20 comments May 26, 2018 Rincey rated it really liked it Shelves favorites, poc author 4.5 stars This was so much better than I expected See me talk about it briefly in my May wrap up flag 52 likesLike see review Aug 23, 2018 Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, crunken love, daddy issues, dysfunction junction, it s all in the name, pretty on the outside, read in 2018, stabby stabby, summertimesummertimesumsumsummertim, you had me at hello Find all of my reviews at 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 with the good job And while she may not be the pretty one at least she doesn t have a habit of murdering her boyfriends.Thus is the plot behind this compact little slice of fun If you enjoy the stabby stabby over the bump and gri Find all of my reviews at 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 with the good job And while she may not be the pretty one at least she doesn t have a habit of murdering her boyfriends.Thus is the plot behind this compact little slice of fun If you enjoy the stabby stabby over the bump and grind while sitting poolside, My Sister the Serial Killer might be right up your alley for a fun little time killer.3.5 Stars because that cover deserves at least a half star all on its own ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you, NetGalley flag 49 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 22, 2019 Umut Reviews rated it liked it 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 was expecting this book to be darker, but in a humorous way I was also expecting it to be about the sister being a serial killer, However, it reads like of a contemporary to me Oyinkan Braithwaite s debut 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 was expecting this book to be darker, but in a humorous way I was also expecting it to be about the sister being a serial killer, However, it reads like of a contemporary to me Oyinkan Braithwaite s debut novel follows sisters Ayoola and Korede Ayoola is teh beautiful sister who kills her boyfriends Korede is the merciful nurse, who helps her clean up the mess The book has of this sisterhood bond, a bit of their childhood, which was full of abuse, and a bit of a love story The book takes place in Lagos, Nigeria Honestly, I couldn t say it s full of its culture I wish there was Here comes the real problem of the book, its execution For me it was really sloppy, chopped, with short chapters some, even unnecessary And this made the book extremely on the surface, with no depth in it It felt like this was a first draft of an idea of a new writer, and it had to be developed much to become a book All in all it could be an interesting idea, with a better execution But, if you re looking for a book to read in one sitting, have a bit of fun This can be an option flag 48 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 04, 2019 Lark Benobi rated it it was amazing Shelves africa, nigeria, ruthless books, words without borders 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, makes it easy to forget that it is fundamentally a horror story, and the tension between the lighthearted writing style and the horrific story is what made this such an unsettling read for me.original review This 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, makes it easy to forget that it is fundamentally a horror story, and the tension between the lighthearted writing style and the horrific story is what made this such an unsettling read for me.original review This review is spoiler y but nothing that isn t given away in the title, I suppose.My Sister, the Serial Killer is a perfectly executed story about a woman who kills men, and a sister who helps her cover up her deeds On the surface the story seems simple and straight forward The author moves us briskly from Death A to Death B, etc with very little introspection or digression The novel seems on the surface to be meant to be a bit of fun, a broad farce, a comical statement about two women living in a misogynistic world who have had enough But the novel is far than this On almost every page, some kind of niggling subterfuge happens to us readers, where you are never quite sure what is going on, or who to believe, or how you are meant to feel about it The novel never lets us slide into the complacency of it s just a story The victims are kind men One writes poetry and his family mourns him deeply Another is a beloved doctor There is a sub plot where one sister treats a man with profound compassion, after his own family has rejected him, and this sub plot further muddies the moral waters.As I read along, my hey, this isn t funny feeling increased I grew uncomfortable with my complacent amusement at the role reversal, where women are the dangerous aggressors The lack of clear resolution to the story, at its end, left me stranded with a moral puzzle that has no clear answer It left me thinking about how we readers have a choice, when we read fiction, to either think of a given story as a self contained reality, with its own, self contained moral rules or to think of it as saying something about the real world This novel s refusal to descend entirely into farce is what made it a great read for me flag 44 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Dec 30, 2018 Miriam Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves readers first 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 quick, enjoyable read that is dark, humorous and shows the bond between two sisters that stays strong no matter whatcluding murder.Every man falls in love with young and gorgeous Ayoola, the minute they set ey 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 quick, enjoyable read that is dark, humorous and shows the bond between two sisters that stays strong no matter whatcluding murder.Every man falls in love with young and gorgeous Ayoola, the minute they set eyes on her Fatally for them though, when she has grown bored of them she kills them and then calls her sister Korede to help clean up the mess Crazy right But with her sister a neat freak and a hospital nurse who better to call on to keep her secrets This mad but exciting and thoroughly enjoyable read is addictive and has characters you can t help but endear to, both sisters have unusual qualities and the story was a pleasure to read.A completely original and unique premise that offers the reader a touch of humour to an otherwise dark and twisted tale, you can t help smiling at many of the quirky chapters and is guaranteed to have you turning the pages quicker than you can read them.If you re into intelligent, complicated and descriptive literary novels this won t be for you this story is easy to follow with a simple storyline that s fast, enjoyable and leaves you feeling so glad that you ve found such a fun read.4.5 rounded up to 5 stars flag 41 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Sep 16, 2018 Lisa rated it it was ok My thanks to Doubleday Books, and Netgalley for this arc.I really thought I d love this book It had some fantastic reviews on 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 bemoans her fate, and the other is a selfish, spoiled serial killer One cleans up her sister s messesach To hell with it The book sucked The writing was well done, and I d read something else by this author But, My thanks to Doubleday Books, and Netgalley for this arc.I really thought I d love this book It had some fantastic reviews on 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 bemoans her fate, and the other is a selfish, spoiled serial killer One cleans up her sister s messesach To hell with it The book sucked The writing was well done, and I d read something else by this author But, I need to like someone flag 36 likesLike see review Mehreen My sentiments exactly Jan 30, 2019 09 15AM Lisa Yay, someone who agrees with me Jan 30, 2019 10 13AM Jan 24, 2019 Lyn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves suspense mystery and or thriller, audio, made me laugh, amazing narration, scribd, favorite heroine, dark, abrupt ending, well written author, flashbacks Audio 5 stars The narrator was incredible She totally had the deadpan thing down pat I had to mask so much of my laughter with fake coughing because I was listening at work.Story 3.5 starsIt was entertaining but not what I was expecting I see the word serial killer in a title, and I expect a lot of bloody violent scenes, disturbing thoughts and or some level of suspense, but they were minimal.As stated in the blurb, Korede cleans up after her serial killer sister s kills As much as she Audio 5 stars The narrator was incredible She totally had the deadpan thing down pat I had to mask so much of my laughter with fake coughing because I was listening at work.Story 3.5 starsIt was entertaining but not what I was expecting I see the word serial killer in a title, and I expect a lot of bloody violent scenes, disturbing thoughts and or some level of suspense, but they were minimal.As stated in the blurb, Korede cleans up after her serial killer sister s kills As much as she resents being the older, responsible, less attractive sister, she s always covering up for her sister Ayoola I never got a clear understanding as to why, Ayoola, the serial killer sister, kills her boyfriends I can only assume it s because of their abusive father The story is given only in Korede s pov There are flashbacks and a lot of day to day happenings I can totally understand Korede s bitterness towards her sister, because Ayoola gets away with everything and her beauty makes her the favored daughter by their mother Even the man that Korede has been in love with has eyes only for her sister The ending felt abrupt and unfinished Maybe there will be a book 2 If so, I d listen to it In my opinion, the audio is well worth the listen, I don t know if I would have finished, let alone, enjoyed the story without it flag 35 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jan 12, 2019 Barry Pierce rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 21st century, read in 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 title Thicker Than Water Publishing rights were then quickly snapped up by Atlantic and it was published, physically, with its new eye catching title, at the end of 2018 And what a title it is I must admit that it s what f 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 title Thicker Than Water Publishing rights were then quickly snapped up by Atlantic and it was published, physically, with its new eye catching title, at the end of 2018 And what a title it is I must admit that it s what first drew me to the novel when I came across a review of it at the end of last year You have to applaud whoever came up with it, it s a brilliant piece of marketing, because this novel could not be further from what its title suggests it is.Continue reading my review on my blog flag 34 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2018 Melki rated it really liked it Shelves thriller, crime fiction 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 Ayoola are about as different as two sisters can be As Korede puts it, Ayoola looks like a Bratz doll and I resemble a voodoo figurine Everything about Korede smacks of the utilitarian her angular shape, and her take 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 Ayoola are about as different as two sisters can be As Korede puts it, Ayoola looks like a Bratz doll and I resemble a voodoo figurine Everything about Korede smacks of the utilitarian her angular shape, and her take charge demeanor She works hard as a nurse at the local hospital Her younger sister Ayoola, well, she s another story Hers is the body of a music video vixen a woman who rarely hears the word no Ayoola lives in a world where things must always go her way It s a law as certain as the law of gravity Men are naturally drawn to Ayoola, but she knows the score He isn t deep All he wants is a pretty face That s all they ever want But, sometimes things go horribly awry, and she s forced to get out her knife.This was a fast, and fascinating read Though the serial killer angle was interesting, it was the dynamic between the sisters that kept me turning the pages I honestly had no idea what would happen next What would it take for Korede to say no to her sister s manipulations And, how would Korede respond when the one man she is interested in takes a shine to Ayoola Truly, what are the limits to one s loyalty to a sibling This was a fine, whip smart read, and a surprising debut from a talented young writer I m looking forward to her next book flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 18, 2018 Susan rated it it was amazing review of another edition 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 cleaning up after such crimes, and disposing of bodies So begins this enticing, deliciously dark, novel As the story progresses, we learn about the characters, and why, perhaps, Ayoola so enticing to men just cannot see 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 cleaning up after such crimes, and disposing of bodies So begins this enticing, deliciously dark, novel As the story progresses, we learn about the characters, and why, perhaps, Ayoola so enticing to men just cannot seem to stop killing them However, there is one man at the hospital, handsome doctor, Tade, who Korede secretly desires Of course, though, once he meets Ayoola, he is instantly smitten Can Korede keep him from Ayoola s clutches Can she keep him safe This is such an original crime novel, which moves along at a fast pace, with short, sharp chapters Braithwaite paints a picture of Lagos, where bribing corrupt police is seen as normal, as well as making the places within the novel feel extremely real the family house of Korede, her sister and mother, and the hospital where she works Ayoola is casually complacent, almost childishly sure of herself, while Korede feels she has to protect her younger sister, even when she is horrified at her selfish behaviour I also enjoyed meeting the other nurses at the hospital and the coma patient who Korede poured her thoughts out to.I loved this original crime novel and would certainly read by this author I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review flag 30 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jun 04, 2018 Sana rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves absolute favorites, to reread the fuck out of, 10 10 would recommend, batshit crazy, disaster the opposite of aster, disturbing ending, family of fuck ups, fucking shit up, girls make everything better, kick names take ass 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 read the book LIKE I CAN T BELIEVE I READ A 228 PAGES LONG BOOK, A DEBUT, AND FUCKING LOVED ITMy Sister, the Serial Killer is a bit of a mindfuck of a book with the only person who s really having any fund at all while, 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 read the book LIKE I CAN T BELIEVE I READ A 228 PAGES LONG BOOK, A DEBUT, AND FUCKING LOVED ITMy Sister, the Serial Killer is a bit of a mindfuck of a book with the only person who s really having any fund at all while, the others are all clearly distressed LOL is the female serial killer I really loved Braithwaite s take on the subject and how the book is definitely funny in a gory way and does such great satire.Moreover, the characters of the two sisters, Korede and Ayoola, and really, all the cast are all well developed and it s very clear to see where they re coming and possibly where they re headed The trauma that they both went through and how differently they came through it and what bonded them and what drove them apart Ayoola is not really an unlikeable character but she s also not likeable and I loved that because at the end of the day, she s a murderer and then there s her sister, Korede the main character, who has to deal with that fact and how she deals with is quite something in itself HONESTLY, WHAT A BOOKAs for plot, it s a mix of old and new but not enough to make it predictable especially when it came to the actions of the character themselves.I loved all of the social commentary, the discourse on gender roles and physical appearances, navigating the world of social media and the relationship dynamic of Korede and Ayoola, which is the essence of the story Also, then the fact that it s set in Nigeria and JUST ALL THE GOOD STUFF, 10 10 WOULD RECOMMENDFavorite quotes It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul, especially if you don t want to leave any evidence of foul play Who is to say that an object does not come with its own agenda Or that the collective agenda of its previous owners does not direct its purpose still I wonder what the chances are that the death of a person in the company of a serial killer would come about by chance One sister murders, the other sister cleans up the mess 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    My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 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. My Sister, the Serial Killer A Novel Oyinkan Braithwaite MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, the subject of a recent TIME magazine review, was written by a Nigerian novelist, Oyinkan, Braithwaite, and as such is an intriguing read The book is not so much different than any other serial killer novel in respect to voice. My Sister the Heroine, and I the Villainess Novel Updates Upon meeting the girl who would become her adopted younger sister, the duke s daughter Christina regained memories of her previous life Through those memories, she learned that her new sister, Mishuli, was the heroine of a certain story. My Sister, My Writer My Sister, My Writer, known in Japan as Ore ga Suki nano wa Im to dakedo Im to ja nai , lit The One Whom I Love is My Little Sister But She s Not a Little Sister and abbreviated as Imo Imo , is a Japanese light novel series written by Seiji Ebisu and illustrated by Gintar. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite My Sister, The Serial Killer is a wholly original novel where satire and serial killers brush up against each other A terrific and clever novel about sisterhood and blurred lines of morality REFINERY My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite My Sister, the Serial Killer is a bombshell of a book sharp, explosive, hilarious With a deadly aim, Braithwaite lobs jokes, japes and screwball comedy at the reader With a deadly aim, Braithwaite lobs jokes, japes and screwball comedy at the reader. Which is correct my sister and I or me and my sister My sister me is used as an object E.g My friend invited my sister me for the party Negative situation Mother scolded me my sister for the mischief My sister I is used in subjective form E.g My sister I decided to go to the party. My Sister, My Friend, Sister Poem My mom and dad are past away and I became very sick with liver problems and had to have a liver transplant at the age of , my sister is years older than myself She was my backbone and full support through it all. MY SISTER Exploitation Ends Here When the activist apparel brand The Outrage heard we were going out of business, they decided they weren t gonna let that happen So, The Outrage and MYSISTER became one By joining forces, our mission will live on through The Outrage We re so glad The Outrage and MYSISTER became one. Why I Love My Sister Poem, The Importance Of A Sister The Importance Of A Sister A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile, These memories last for miles and miles When she is by your side, the world is filled with life When she is not around, your days are full of strife A sister is a blessing who fills your heart with love She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove.

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        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 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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    1. 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 what they want, and women who see right through them Well worth a read.


    2. 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 all the kudos Well, I have to say, this is my kind of book Seriously, I really, really, really love satire and dark humor I do understand it is often an acquired taste, but it takes a special kind of creativity and bal My Sis [...]


    3. 4, the sisterhood of the travelingserial 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, Korede and Ayoola Korede is pragmatic, level headed and sensible Her sister Ayoola, is none of these things Ayoola is rash, beautiful, vibrant, the favored child and deeply irresponsible Oh, also did I mention she s a sociop 4, the sis [...]


    4. 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 title exudes a certain titillation that will make a reader quickly reach for the book on the shelf For me, My Sister, the Serial Killer, was an easy, brisk read that I mostly read in one sitting And I wa [...]


    5. I can t pinpoint the exact moment I realized that Ayoola was beautiful and I wasnot 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 achievements are, she knows she ll always play second fiddle to her younger sister, Ayoola Ayoola is the pretty one, the favorite and she s a psychotic murderer.One night Ayoola summons Korede to her boyfriend s house I can t p [...]


    6. 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 evocative the characters, multilayered Then there s that dry sardonic humour that Braithwaite sprinkles throughout the story, causing me to laugh out loud when I probably should have been aghast Additionally, what Braithwa Now, [...]


    7. 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 the older, less attractive sister who literally cleans up the messes her sister makes and protects her at all costs Ayoola lacks self awareness and goes about her life being adored and indulged due to her great beauty If y [...]


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