Nigeria: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
 Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publish date: 2017
Pages: 226
Genre: Fiction
Location: Nigeria

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About the Book

Korede and Ayoola are sisters. Korede, the older of the two is a nurse. She’s dependable, smart, responsible, and always looks after her little sister. Ayoola, well, she’s pretty and men like her. Ayoola calls Korede and asks her to help dispose of a body. Yet another boyfriend she killed. This makes three. “We take him to where we took the last one – over the bridge and into the water. At least he won’t be lonely.

Korede loves her sister and continues to protect her, especially since all of the murders have been in self defense. Right? That is, until Ayoola starts dating the doctor that Korede secretly loves. Will she be able to protect the doctor? Will her sister ever get caught?

My Thoughts

Ever wonder how to get rid of a body? Well Korede can tell you: “First, they gather supplies. Second, they clean up the blood. Third, they turn him into a mummy. Fourth, they move the body. Fifth, they bleach.”

Ooooh this one was good.

Really good. It’s dark. It’s funny. It’s wicked. And I’m sad it’s over. This is a very easy read that you will not want to put down.

At first, I really didn’t like Ayoola at all. How could I? She’s a serial killer! Three murders makes a serial killer…Korede looked it up.

“Ayoola has her knife with her, since she carried it the way other women carry tampons.”

But the more we learn about the sisters and how they were treated growing up, the more their story makes sense. It’s always weird rooting for a serial killer. But in the end, I kind of rooted for the serial killer. At least a little.

This was a fun and light-ish read. Yes, there’s death and murder, but Oyinkan Braithwaite writes in such a way that you don’t feel depressed and heavy. There are twists, turns, and interesting characters that will help you navigate this mystery. The ending is satisfying and yet leaves you with a few things to wonder.

I purchased this as a physical book. Instead of donating to make room on my bookshelf, I’m going to hold onto it and read it again.

My rating: 5/5

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