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My Sister, the Serial Killer Review

Happy Wednesday Guys!

So I came across this book when it was recommended for me by Tailored Book Recommendations. You can subscribe to them, where you will get matched with one of their people, who will recommend books for you based on how you answer the questions, and what is on your Goodreads profile. This book came along with two more books, but when I read this description I knew I had to give it a try. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, is a laugh out loud mystery that will have you enthralled until the very end.

The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:

“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…”

The relationship between Korede and her sister Ayoola is one of trust and secrets. Ayoola has a habit of “accidentally” killing her boyfriends, and Korede is the one she calls to clean up the crime scene and to help dispose of the bodies. Ayoola is seen as the pretty one while Korede is the older and more responsible sister. When Ayoola starts dating the doctor that Korede is in love with, Korede will have to decide does she protect her sister at all costs or does she betray her sister to save the man she loves?

This book had me gripped in suspense, and sisterly love through the whole thing. You won’t see the ending coming, and the way the sisters get themselves out of situations will have you laughing and holding your breath. The way Oyinkan captures the readers attention while keeping you on your toes, and giving you a glimpse into Nigerian culture, will have you staying up late until you see how it all ends. I was happily surprised with this gem of a book, and finished it in two days. I kept talking about it at work, and even had my co-workers interested in reading it. This book will have you thinking how far would you go for your family, and this is one book you don’t want to miss!

Go discover the true meaning of sisterly love with this amazing book my friends!

Sister the Serial Killer

3 thoughts on “My Sister, the Serial Killer Review”

  1. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check this book out. Do you have any more summer book recommendations?


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