My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Hardcover, 226 pages

Published November 20th 2018 by Doubleday Books


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 littl......more


Nilufer Ozmekik

OMG! This is dark! This is incredibly funny, entertaining! This is wild! This is incredibly smart, sarcastic and sardonic! Why did I wait too long? (Bang! Bang! Bang! Nope, I didn’t hit my head against the wall, this time my husband practiced his squash training with my head using oranges! I think I......more


Clever novel about two sisters, one of whom is a serial killer, the other the resentful, yearning enabler. The satirical bent works really well here because it walks that fine line of being, given the contretemps, entirely plausible. Interesting observations about social media, men and what they wan......more


My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a 2018 Doubleday Books publication.


That provocative title and amazing cover art certainly piques one's curiosity. Noticing all the positive reactions the book received, I just had to see for myself if it was wort......more


A line like that is enough to grip the reader and their attention into a disturbing read of a serial killer and her sister. Being transported to Nigeria, where the sister of a nurse has just called her letting her know she has killed another one of her boyfriends is, without a doubt, something distu......more

Miranda Reads

3.5 stars

Ayoola, the beautiful, younger sister of Korede, calls her up on night for....what's quickly becoming a disturbing trend.

Ayoola's last three boyfriends have been...well...murdered by her own hand.

At first, Korede was inclined to side with her sister - t......more

Felice Laverne

In case you haven't noticed, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s

has been taking the social media scene by storm the past few weeks. And I get it; the cover art is (pardon my pun) killer and the title exudes a certain titillation that will make a reader quickly reach for the book on the s......more

Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

(2.5?) I'm so torn on how to review this book.

This was part of my "Goodreads Reading Challenge" as one of the nominees in the Thriller/Mystery section.

While unique and interesting, I found it way too short. The audiobook was nice but it felt more like a family drama than a th......more



is a

following the perspective of a young Nigerian woman, Korede.

Korede is a nurse and initially it seems she lives a fairly normal life; she is on the straight and narrow, if you will.

Normal that is, until you discover her younger sister, Ayoola, kills all of h......more


3.5 stars. I was hooked from the beginning of this book and loved the subtle, dark humor ingrained in Braithwaite's writing. I found the characters and sister dynamic to be super compelling, which incentivized me to read the rest of the story pretty quickly. Halfway through the book though, my inter......more

About the author(Oyinkan Braithwaite)

OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist......more

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