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Book Review: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Book Review: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial KillerMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite describes the contentious relationship between two sisters through the older sister who’s tired of cleaning up after her irresistibly beautiful younger sister’s murderous mistakes.

The story starts with Korede getting a call from her younger sister Ayoola to help clean up after the murder of her current lover. Korede obliges since this is the third man whose body they had to hide after Ayoola murdered them in what she calls self-defense. Though Korede justified the previous murders because she had met the men and deemed them disgusting, she’s unsure about this third man. She never met him, so she doesn’t know if she should believe Ayoola, who can be classified as a serial killer since this killing is number three. As Korede tries to suppress her suspicion, Ayoola keeps popping up even at Korede’s place of work where the man Korede likes takes a liking to Ayoola. Now Korede worries that this man and other men who keep falling under Ayoola’s spell may show up dead, so should she protect her sister or divulge the secret to stop more killings?

This book moves smoothly within Korede’s thoughts on how to approach her relationship with her sister and wondering if her sister’s actions are a result of her beauty or their family’s past. Korede is constantly in dilemma mode, which makes the book exciting, as Ayoola’s killer looks lead to disaster with Korede exhausted of cleaning up the messes.

Overall, it’s an entertaining read with an interesting twist on a young woman whose man-eating ways go too far and the sister trying to understand the phenomenon and stop the madness.

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