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My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel | Oyinkan Braithwaite
Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Tade, a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and Tade takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with the reality that dating her sister means certain death, this time for a man she cares deeply about. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.
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Dragon
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So many books on my Libby shelf. Love this app 💚🐉

LoverOfLearning Yes! I love Libby!! 3w
Dragon Thanks @LoverOfLearning - it has to be my favourite app 💚🐉 3w
LoverOfLearning @Dragon I can agree. I've used it every day this week! 3w
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acw
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I liked the format of the short chapters. The story was compelling, but I supposed I wanted more buildup to the ending. I was finding it hard to believe there would ever be a future for Korede and Tade after Ayoola, so in a sense it was predictable. Would really like to see a follow up book to this!

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Messiejessie
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This was incredibly unique and entertaining.
It was disturbing in a way that made me not want to look away.

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Linsy
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Plane reading! I was breathless finishing this read. Not sure how I feel about the end -- I think I love it -- but I would definitely recommend! Helped my flight zip by. 🛩

KathyWheeler Okay — I liked this book a lot, but it‘s frequently classified as satire or dark humor; classifications I don‘t understand as I found it to be neither. For you, did it fit those classifications? 2mo
Linsy @KathyWheeler Huh, no ... now I feel like I need to reread it. Are we missing something?? 2mo
KathyWheeler @Linsy I don‘t think we are. I‘m glad to know that you don‘t see that either. I think the people doing the classifying are weird. 2mo
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rwmg
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Ayoola's boyfriends have a nasty habit of ending up dead. Totally not her fault. Unfortunately she gets that look in her eye again when she sees Korede's work crush.

Great fun, reading about Ayoola's antics and how Korede deals with the fallout.

fredamans I liked this one a lot too. 2mo
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rwmg
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Ayoola summons me with these words - Korede, I killed him.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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rwmg
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JaneyWaneyB
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This has been on my TBR pile for a while, I wanted a quick, gripping read...this didn't disappoint. I was frustrated, anxious, confused, angry as Korede's emotions jump off every page as she deals with her little sister Ayoola and her murderous ways. How far would you go to protect a family member?

#Nigeria #Women #Murder #SerialKillers #Sisters #Crime #Booklovers #InkDrinker #BookWitch #WeekendReads #ReadThisBook #ProfessionalBookworm

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paisleyjess
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Pickpick

Quick, fun read. Good for a book group because there is enough plot and character interaction for a discussion.

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rachelsbrittain
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Book Outlet haul

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4mo
Soubhiville Gotta love book outlet! 4mo
Tamra A stack of wonderful! 4mo
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mdemanatee Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on the Conductors! 4mo
peanutnine Wow I'm jealous of this stack 😅😍 4mo
Linsy I've been eyeing that edition of Matilda! 2mo
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GatheringBooks
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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#SavvySettings Day 2: If your sister is a serial killer and your house is on fire, then a #Graveyard setting is inevitable indeed. 🤣🤣

tokorowilliamwallace This Kiesbye was incredibly atmospheric for me. I'm glad to see someone else has actually even heard of it. 4mo
fredamans My Sister The Serial Killer was a great read! 4mo
Eggs I‘ve read Serial Killer but not the other! Great cover on the Kiesbye! 4mo
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abookishbutterfly
Mehso-so

My Sister, the Serial Killer is a quick read and for the first ¾ of it, I was fully invested. Some things were revealed or simply occurred in that last quarter that I just didn‘t enjoy.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3648620346

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MsRadioSilence
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This book was so much fun I immediately recommended it to three people. I didn‘t realize how much I missed the vignette style until I started this book, and it fits so well. The perfect palette cleanser after the others I‘ve finished today!

Read my full review here: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/my-sister-the-serial-killer.

#thriller #comedy

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Reading buddies pic 🖤Interesting book. It did not end the way I thought it would. The complications of siblings, self esteem, and the realization of human behavior come through in this book. Aspects of this book reminds me of the complicated relationships I have with siblings and pretty privilege is a real thing. Solid 8/10. I finally finished but it can be a weekend read. #poc #woc #serialkiller #ladykiller #Lagos

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OriginalCyn620
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Loved it! Fast-paced and I could not wait to see how it ended!

#bookspinbingo - got a 2nd bingo!
#booked2022 - about sisters
#pop22 - book you can read in one sitting

Andrew65 Loved this. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Cinfhen This was such a fun book!!! Great use of prompts 🥳 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
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The kids have a day off school due to the snow we got this weekend, therefore, I too am taking the day off. My objective today is to read this book!

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Brewychock48
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Panpan

This book was a fast read,but that is all I liked about it. Only giving it a 3 ⭐ rating.
The characters were self absorbed,not very smart and just annoying.

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Andrew65
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Loved this little book. What a great story, and you never quite knew how it would turn out. Like all great books leaves you wanting more. A recommended read.

3rd book finished for #ReadingAfrica2022 #Nigeria

9th book finished for 2022 and #JumpStart2022

TheBookHippie I quite enjoyed this one! I read the ARC. 5mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Quite unique, I would have liked a bit more. 5mo
BarbaraBB Well said! Glad you liked it! 5mo
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Cortg This was a great read! 5mo
Librarybelle I seriously need to bump this up on my to read list! 5mo
Clwojick I love this one! 5mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle Will help you quickly knock off an African country. 5mo
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Andrew65
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Starting this book sooner than expected this week, wanted something positive to do tonight and take me away from work. Reading this for #Nigeria for the #ReadingAfrica2022 Challenge

#JumpStart2022

RaeLovesToRead This book is great! 6mo
Andrew65 Enjoying it so far. @RaeLovesToRead (edited) 6mo
Librarybelle Yay! 6mo
Clwojick 💓 💓 💓 💓 5mo
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Itsmehere
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Finally I listened to the audiobook. It was on my TBR list for quiet some time.

It took me some time to get adjusted with the writing style. The story started with some disjointed incidents/informations. I honestly felt bored at the beginning. But soon the story started to pick up the pace and things became interesting.

Saying anything else will be a spoiler.

For me this book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️ as it has some flaws of it‘s own.

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Andrew65
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Trying to get to a different country each week for #ReadingAfrica2022. This week I am aiming to get to Nigeria by reading this highly acclaimed book.

I was surprised how short it is. Looking forward to this one.

Crazeedi Thanks Andrew! Marking this down!! 6mo
Librarybelle This is one on my bookshelf waiting to be read! 6mo
ATB So many good authors out of Nigeria. 6mo
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BarbaraBB This is such a fun read! 6mo
fredamans I really enjoyed this read!! 6mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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#12booksin2021 this was an April read for me and the first book in a couple of months I fell into and consumed in one go

Andrew65 Reading this one this week hopefully. 6mo
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erinreads
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Thank you @Kshakal for my #jolabokaflodswap goodies! Excited for the book and chocolate and I LOVE the Christmas bookmarks. 💕

Kshakal Happy jolabokaflod!! 6mo
MaleficentBookDragon I really enjoyed this book. Hope you do too. Happy Holidays. 6mo
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LostInSpace
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A great debut from this author.

Korede is a nurse who is good at her job, she takes no nonsense and is a meticulously clean and good worker.

Her sister Ayoola is beautiful, shallow and a serial killer, she can‘t help herself from killing every man she has a romantic involvement with.

Korede spends her days dealing with her sisters messes, until the day she has to choose between what‘s right and her family.

Fast paced, dark but also funny!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #serialkiller @Linsy

I know this book is a bit decisive but I loved the simplicity of it and the complexity of the sisters relationship.

mariaku21 I loved the sister's dynamic too. It was such an interesting read 8mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Divisive. I meant divisive, thanks weird autocorrect 😂 8mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @mariaku21 I thought it was incredibly original. 8mo
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Littlewolf1
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4.7⭐️ what choice do you make when it‘s between what‘s right or your family? This book was seriously good and twisted and wrong, and I loved it.

BkClubCare SO good!! 8mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Sweet But Psycho, which is a song my husband really relates to... hmmm...

So I immediately thought of poor Korede's psycho sister, Ayoola. Ayoola is gorgeous and the men she dates ignore the signs that she's anything but perfect. It's hard to even feel bad for them if they are that clueless.

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cariashley
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Birthday book haul from yesterday 😎🤗

Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳 10mo
BarbaraBB Happy belated birthday 🎂 10mo
cariashley @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB thank you!! 🥰🥰 10mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 10mo
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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 87🎧
I wanted to like this one more😕
But I found the characters shallow and hard to like & the ending didn‘t quite do it for me.
I supposed I like a little more twist to my thrillers🌪

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BeeMagical
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1000% could not pronounce/spell peregrine (off 🎥 alone) until I got into the books 🤣🙈 Yes I heard it in the movie, but months later if I referenced it, it was Miss Pe…(indistinguishable mumblejumble)‘s home for peculiar children!👌🏼☠️

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FantasyChick
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Mehso-so

Not exactly what I was expecting but not too bad. Well paced and a decent length. Any longer and I would have lost interest though.

#bookspinbingo #14Books14Weeks2021
@TheAromaofBooks @TheHeartlandBookFairy

TheAromaofBooks I have taken this one on and off of my TBR multiple times because I've seen such mixed reviews haha 11mo
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rachelk
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This is the story of two Nigerian sisters. The eldest (our protagonist) is an average looking no-nonsense nurse that‘s seriously good at cleaning up messes. The other is a gorgeous, flirty serial killer. Themes including beauty, socioeconomic status and sibling bonds are explored satirically with dark humor. The chapters are short, and well written. I really enjoyed this debut from Braithwaite. Also, how great is this cover!? 💚

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Mehso-so

I found this good, but not great.

The older-younger sister dynamics is brilliantly captured, and, as an older sister myself, I can relate to many aspects of Korede and Ayoola's relationship.

But the plot was somewhat predictable after a while, and, even though the super short chapters made for a quick read, many times I just didn't feel like going on.

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

This was good. Short chapters and a short book overall, so fast to read. But I was certainly interested. The book also looks back in time at the sisters‘ relationship with their father (who died ten years earlier).

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RyanMHoward
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Earlier this year I read My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Title says it all. Our protagonist, Korede, chooses to help her sister, a serial killer. It‘s mesmerizing, tragic, funny, disturbing, and so compelling. The short chapters make the story feel fast-paced, but not rushed in any way. I sped through this one pretty quick. Loved it.

#ShortReview #OyinkanBraithwaite

Reggie There are two parts I remember from this book that made me laugh. When the sister is dancing to Whitney Houston while the other sister is freaking out. And when the Dr. is at their house and the sister is like, hey, let‘s play Clue. 13mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Braithwaite weaves a fantastic story in this fast read that will have you curiously flipping pages. The short chapters break the story down in manageable chunks & help keep the story moving.
Korede is torn between the man she had fallen in love with & her loyalty to her murderous younger sister Ayoola.
When you think you know what Korede is going to do, she surprises you again.
An addictive quick read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

booksellerofyourdiscontent I picked this up because I liked the cover and it was so good! I became uncomfortably aware that I don‘t wash my whites up to Korede‘s standards. 13mo
FelinesAndFelonies @booksellerofyourdiscontent 😂😂 same. If she could clean my white lieutenant shirts I would be unstoppable. #facts 13mo
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youngreadrshelf
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This could get interesting...

BBooks I really enjoyed this book, hope you do too 13mo
youngreadrshelf @BBooks I do like “darkly funny” 13mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

I really liked this. Basically the main character has to clean up her sister's messes. When the sister gets in over her head, she has to choose. The #audiobook is really well done and the book itself isn't very long. I definitely recommend it. And I love this cover.

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dainarmb
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Mehso-so

Easy, quick read but not entirely captivating. The characters and their relationships were told, not shown. As a result, this story didn't really move me.

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Lisebo
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This book is 🔥 🔥 it takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Feeling sympathy towards the sisters and being mad at them at the same time. There is so much truth written on our social bias towards “pretty girls” and how ‘different‘ siblings can be and the sometimes self appointed protective role that first borns have. I highly recommend it ❤️

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radelyn
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Quick, easy, pretty read. It was a nice palate cleanser to get me out of my April slump.

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Ekkross
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So good that I read this in one sitting. The author‘s phrasing is lyrical and vicious. The characters are empathetic and despicable. And I mean all of that in the most complimentary way.

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Breanne1
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This was a fast paced read that had a really interesting premise. A friend noted they didn‘t like the ending but I have to say I wasn‘t disappointed and will be passing this on to others to read.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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The plot of this book is all in the title, and given what it's about, how could I not give it a try? But I was still taken by surprise, because it was so much more than I expected! It's hard to express why I enjoyed this book so much without giving too much away, but the setting, the culture, the empathy the author creates all worked together in a way that had me hooked! Short and almost sweet.

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AlysonCE
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On to my next book. Trying to get through the stack I have before I come off furlough and go back to work... when I never have time to read 😪

Jeannineth I loved this book. A quick fun read. 😱🎈❤️ I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1y
AlysonCE Loving it so far @Jeannineth ! The pacing is very quick. 1y
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AnansiGirl
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Knitting, sipping, and audiobooking while I enjoy the last vacation day at my sister‘s apartment.

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kellock
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I liked it but as is quite often the case I was disappointed by the ending. Turned the page to start the next chapter only to find it was done! Still an enjoyable quick read. Could have done with a bit more murder mind.

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