• My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/01/2019
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
Don’t forget to get the marigolds....
I love the packaging of this book sent to me by the publisher. It had a pair of bright green marigolds attached to it. After reading the book, I can unders... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Dark and Brilliant
I enjoyed this so much: absolutely compulsive reading that verges on the hysterical when it comes to our narrators' series of unsettling events. Mostly it'... READ MORE
Catriona at Waterstones Head Office
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sisterly Love
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review. This novel was such a compulsive and addictive read. Braithwaite has a real tale... READ MORE
Kate at Sutton
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"I want to believe her. I want to believe it was self defense..."
I absolutely loved this, and read it in one sitting (I hadn't planned to- I had other things to do that evening. It's just that good.) This is a clever... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Darkly humourous and completely absorbing.
Korede's entire life has been spent in her sister's shadow - when she isn't being told how her sister is so much better than she is, she is on her hands an... READ MORE
Leah
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Don't underestimate sisters...
I was drawn to this book from the moment I laid eyes on it. I didn't understand why until I read it. First of all, it is such an easy read for those who ... READ MORE
Dom at Ealing
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A fresh new thriller
A clever, quick novel about two sisters. Oyinkan Braithwaite captures the low-level simmering jealousy of siblings perfectly and the plot is tensely engagi... READ MORE
Katherine Blagden
My Sister, the Serial Killer
How far are you willing to go to protect family?
Where do I begin with this one other than you better pre-order it now! Ayoola is fun, successful, beautiful and the one that walks into a room and immedi... READ MORE
Sally@WSilverburn
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Family Moral Dilemmas
I felt for Korede, having a beautiful vibrant younger sister is hard enough. But after the phone call which summons Korede to yet another dead body for her... READ MORE
Nicole @WstonesHemel
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sultry, sly and a lot of fun
Ayoola is young, talented and gorgeous and she keeps killing her boyfriends. She claims that its always self-defence but, after her third murder, her siste... READ MORE
Emma at Belfast
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Highly recommended
Loved this book.. was funny and a thriller that keeps you guessing your own judgement.. what would you do for your sister? How far would you go for her? Al... READ MORE
karen savegnago

Synopsis

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

As smart and murderous as Killing Eve, 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 "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...

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781786495976
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 23 mm

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My Sister, the Serial Killer
Brilliant
Great read. Really liked the first impression and can't wait to read the rest. It is right up my street and can't wait to sit down and read the rest.
Lewis Willard
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sharp, clever, funny
First of all: how brilliant is that cover? I absolutely love it. Second: this book was an absolute joy. It was so clever, so engaging, so full of wit and ... READ MORE
Lucy - Waterstones Barnet bookseller
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Such fun!
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... READ MORE
A Mother’s Musings
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Hated the sister! Loved the book!
Stories set in other cultures don't usually appeal to me as much as ones I can really picture in my mind, but this one was definitely a reminder that I nee... READ MORE
KirstyK
My Sister, the Serial Killer
a mediocre story
The book is very short and can be read in perhaps a day. I found the story not believable and the characters weak. The chapters are less than two pages lon... READ MORE
Les Gough
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Darkly funny, but also disturbing.
This deliciously dark-humoured story is about two sisters. Ayoola, the younger, is beautiful, spoiled, over-indulged and used to getting her own way – from... READ MORE
Linda Hepworth
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Darkly comic, throughly compelling & refreshing original tale of a serial killing sister!
Set in modern day Lagos, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel is a short, slyly sardonic tale of two Nigerian sisters and the small matter of murder that thre... READ MORE
Valerie Hall
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A clever, fast-paced and dark tale about sisterly love and murder
My Sister, The Serial Killer is an original and witty story about a selfless and stoical nurse named Korede and her alluring yet lethal younger sister Ayoo... READ MORE
Lisa
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Deliciously wicked and witty
What a wonderfully wicked little book this is! It tells the story of Korede and her younger sister, Ayoola, who seems to have a small problem - she has kil... READ MORE
Laura Newsholme
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A New Favourite!
This was my first read of 2019 and it was a 5/5 star read for me! Ordinarily, I wouldn't choose this book because it isn't the kind of genre that I tend t... READ MORE
Lucy Bennett
My Sister, the Serial Killer
The Knife
This is quite a startling book in many ways, it is less about the actual act of murder but how your relationships, career and life change when you allow a ... READ MORE
Marjorie Odonnell
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Something totally different
Firstly, I’d like to say that my actual rating is a 3.5. But I’m unable to put .5’s on here! This book really sucked me in to begin with, when I was the ... READ MORE
Patrice Gotting
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Dark & Gripping
Well I just had to buy it when it made the Women's Shortlist - it had been shouting at me for so long! It is not a very long book, so managed to finish it ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
My Sister, the Serial Killer
fun!
This was a book which everyone kept talking about and I don't like to be missing out so felt I had to read even though it wouldn't be something I would nor... READ MORE
Zoe Woodend
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Killer Story
My Sister, The Serial Killer was not the book I expected it to be. I think I had expected it to be more of a thriller, perhaps more malicious than it was. ... READ MORE
BookstoreBinge
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Well written book
A good book all round. Edgy keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time that you are reading. I like the fact the chapters are short and punchy, th... READ MORE
James Exall
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Different
Definitely not my usual read but made an interesting change. It only took me a couple of hours to read this, the chapters were short and choppy and the boo... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
My Sister, the Serial Killer
I didn't get it-sorry
This was a really easy reading book, I finished it in under 3 hours, but I didn't really get it- I found the main character unbelievable, and the story jum... READ MORE
Caroline Tiller
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A whole new concept!
What a new and refreshing concept! The story is one which I have not read before in any shape or form. A united front of sisters bound together by the mi... READ MORE
katherine.reads.books
My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Korede and her sister Ayoola live in Lagos together with their mother since their father dies. Korede, who works at a hospital as a nurse, is a decent, but... READ MORE
miss.mesmerized
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Beautiful & deadly
#MySisterThe SerialKiller is an enjoyable novella about a sister who kills and a sister who cleans up the mess left behind. When the beautiful & deadly Ay... READ MORE
Gemma Rose
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sister Act
Feel so sorry for the main character is this book. She is having to pick up the pieces every time her sister messes up and kills someone! By accident appar... READ MORE
Hazel Tyson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Fast paced and darkly humorous
The title of this fast paced and darkly humorous book tells you all you need to know!. Based in Nigeria, it describes the relationship between 2 sisters o... READ MORE
jean
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Thrilling and exciting! Excellent read
From the moment I heard the buzz that surrounds this book I had to read it to find out if it was really as good as almost everyone was saying that it was! ... READ MORE
Tammy Tudor
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A fun read
This novel was such a fun read, I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Due to the title, I was a little apprehensive as I was expecting a much... READ MORE
Haf Davies
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Loved it!
I loved this book! Firstly, what’s not to love about 200 pages, it was already off to a good start. Then the premise of our main character Korede helping c... READ MORE
Amy Arthurs
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Marigolds At The Ready !
I will think of this novel each time I reach for the Marigolds ! Set in Nigeria, Korede a nurse, receives a frantic phone call from her younger sister Ayoo... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Hard to put down
Having looked forward to getting this book I really loved it and found it very hard to put down. I feel it was slightly (very) hard done by to not make the... READ MORE
Sara Scott
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Small but packs a good punch!
When I picked this up, I thought this book seemed a bit short, I wasn’t sure about the premise of being both humorous and thrilling, oh how wrong was I! I ... READ MORE
Kate Rutherford
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Compulsive Popcorn Thriller
I loved the novel. It's so very easy to read - but is still full of satisfying complexity. Mysterious, funny, and disturbing all at once, the novel is at o... READ MORE
I MF
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A short, sharp breath of fresh air for literary crime fans
I’d heard so many good things about this book that I had to take the plunge and read it, and I was not disappointed. Korede is a nurse in Lagos, meticulo... READ MORE
Joseph Thomas
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Not for me
I read this book back in November when it was one of my most anticipated reads. I mean with that title plus the synopsis, it just had to be amazing, right?... READ MORE
Orláith
My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, The Serial Killer
I had this book on my read list before it had come out, and when it appeared on here for a chance to get a copy I jumped at it. The first look pulled me in... READ MORE
John Carter
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Darkly comic
Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? I don’t know why but I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it at first. I wondered whether it was going ... READ MORE
Silvia Mazzobel
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Addictive
My Sister The Serial Killer will not be what you expect - no matter what your expectations are. I went into this book expecting a typical dramatic crime dr... READ MORE
Jodie Matthews
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Short, sharp read
Wow I really enjoyed this book and found it to be completely different from anything else I've read. It was a fairly short story but I found myself drawn ... READ MORE
Sarah Carpenter
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A fun and dark sleek tale
★★★★✰ 3.8 stars I finished this in one night so it's safe to say that I enjoyed it. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a short and engrossing read. The chapt... READ MORE
Anna Briggi
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Addictive
A few pages in and i convinced myself, that i would be able to pull off a crime scene cover up just like the main character. We are plonked smacked bang in... READ MORE
Dylanjake
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Packs a punch
I'm really enjoying picking up books that pack a punch in a short amount of pages. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite was just that. It wa... READ MORE
Rebecca Cain
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sibling relationships tested
Ayoola brings entitled, favoured sibling to a new level in My Sister, The Serial Killer. Ayoola calls her sister, Korede, after killing her most recent bo... READ MORE
Beth Elwell
My Sister, the Serial Killer
It was okay
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite had such an incredibly smart, dark and mysterious concept, but for me I just felt like it didn't pay off... READ MORE
Kira Critchlow
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Gripping
Wow! I know the title of Oyinkan Braithwaite's book is My Sister, The Serial Killer, so to be honest I don't know why I was surprised with what happened. F... READ MORE
Em
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Didn't live up to the hype for me
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... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Provoking
Written in an accessible style, with great characters. As the story unfolds, the tangled lives of these characters develop. Sympathy, judgement, exasperati... READ MORE
Mark  Newton
My Sister, the Serial Killer
An awesome book!
This book is a wonderfully wicked book in every sense of the word. Written in a plain and clear way, this story will make your hair stand up on end. Ayool... READ MORE
Charlotte Jackson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Funny, sweet and unbelievable
This book is right up my street. Funny, sweet and unbelievable. It’s a super quick read, like 200 pages. Korede is a well respected nurse in Nigeria. Dedic... READ MORE
Neena Bhamber
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Disappointing
I was disappointed by this book because I'd heard so many raving reviews. However, I'll begin with the positive elements. I loved the portrayal of the sis... READ MORE
Maisie Michaelson-Friend
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Not what I expected
So I started this book hoping for a quick thriller to read between all my book tours books for September but unfortunately it wasn't a thriller at all
Duckfacekim09
My Sister, the Serial Killer
The first part got me
Hahahah the first part got me then but then when I read the part where she stabbed him, I was surprised. Hahaha I guess I didn’t read the title probably bu... READ MORE
Samiya Akhter
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Twisted
By stuckinabookworld My Sister the Serial Killer follows the story of Korede and her sister Ayoola who seems to have a problem with keeping her boyfriend ... READ MORE
Lucy Mangan
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Quite good!
People said that I would either love or hate this book. Well, I guess I am in the group of those who loved it, then! I had heard so many things about this... READ MORE
Aurora at Brent Cross
My Sister, the Serial Killer
i loved it!
'my sister, the serial killer' is a story that is in its essence about the lengths that we will go for to help our loved ones. it was engaging, fast paced ... READ MORE
evie sadler
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A ferociously fast-paced read!
I raced through Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer. It was a sharp, fierce and fast-paced read that captured the fraught yet unbreakable bo... READ MORE
Carter Howard
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Amazing!
This book was comedic, had insanely dark aspects, and was overall extremely entertaining! I really like the relationship explored between the two sisters a... READ MORE
Tasnia Chowdhury
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Brilliant
The cover is divine! The black background with the pop of colour is what made me pick this up. The title really makes you think ‘huh’ so then next thing ya... READ MORE
Jade Vedder-Ditchett
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Clever, witty and accomplished
My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short book but for me that just added to its attraction. I loved its taut style with not a word wasted which created a r... READ MORE
What Cathy Read Next
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Such a good book!
This book follows Korede, whose sister Ayoola often calls upon after dispatching her boyfriends in ‘self-defence’. This has happened three times now making... READ MORE
Olivia Ness
My Sister, the Serial Killer
It just left me so confused
I have to be completely honest, I fell for the hype when it came to this book. I was so excited to read it, I'd seen so many people say how amazing it was,... READ MORE
Abigail Shires
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Interesting and gripping
I devoured this book in a day, it was so gripping, I loved it. I really liked that it was set in an African country as I haven't really read anything simil... READ MORE
Becky Fullalove
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Like nothing I've read before!
Set in Nigeria, this book tells the story of two sisters. One a serial killer, by self defence. The other with a male best friend and a moral dilemma. The ... READ MORE
Emily Chapman
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Interesting read
The hype around this book was 100% justified. This is a masterclass in tension, creating it, relaxing it a little and then pulling it tight again. It is li... READ MORE
Taylor Ball
My Sister, the Serial Killer
An interesting crime novel!
I thought this was such a good concept for a book, it was 100mph from the very beginning and I really couldn’t believe what I was reading!! It was a suprem... READ MORE
Jessica Gallagher