My Sister, the Serial Killer

Written by: Oyinkan Braithwaite


In this darkly comedic and fast-paced contemporary noir, Oyinkan Braithwaite introduces readers to the complex relationship between two sisters: Korede, a pragmatic and responsible nurse, and Ayoola, the beautiful and possibly sociopathic favorite child. When Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row turns up dead, stabbed through the heart with her knife, Korede finds herself in a familiar position: cleaning up her sister’s mess.

Armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to remove blood stains (bleach, bleach, and more bleach) and the most efficient way to dispose of a body (wrap it up like a mummy), Korede has always been the one to save her sister from the consequences of her actions. But as she watches Ayoola blithely move on from her “missing” boyfriend, Korede begins to question the extent of her loyalty.

Complicating matters further is Korede’s long-standing love for a kind and handsome doctor at her hospital. She dreams of the day when he will finally notice her devotion and realize that she’s the one he needs. However, when he expresses interest in Ayoola, Korede is forced to confront the true nature of her sister’s behavior and decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

Nominated for the Booker Prize and named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Mystery and Thriller Books of All Time, “My Sister, the Serial Killer” is a witty and engrossing exploration of the bonds of sisterhood, the legacy of family, and the thin line between love and obsession. Braithwaite’s sharp prose and dark humor create a gripping narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, questioning the characters’ motivations and allegiances until the very end.

This unforgettable novel is perfect for fans of psychological thrillers and anyone who appreciates a story that delves into the complexities of human relationships. “My Sister, the Serial Killer” is a must-read that will leave you both entertained and unsettled, pondering the lengths we might go to protect those we love.


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