Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer

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Sunday Times bestseller and The Times #1 bestseller

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Winner of the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller
Capital Crime Debut Author of the Year 2019
'A literary sensation'

'A bombshell of a book… Sharp, explosive, hilarious'
New York Times
'Glittering and funny… A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times
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 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…
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152 printed pages
Original publication


    Rachel Marshallshared an impressionlast year

    This book really drew me in! The characters fascinated me and I couldn’t help but be pulled along by the pace. I learned some interesting things about Nigerian culture too.

    Bookaddictionshared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    A book to devour.

    Marianashared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    El título engaña, la historia es más que eso. Personalmente me hizo comprender muchas cosas en el ámbito personal. Además que tiene una lectura muy rápida


    Kristina Katshas quoted2 years ago
    “You know, men are very fickle. Give them what they want and they will do anything for you. Keep your hair long and glossy or invest in good weaves; cook for him and send the food to his home and his office. Stroke his ego in front of his friends and treat them well for his sake. Kneel down for his parents and call them on important days. Do these things and he will put a ring on your finger, fast fast.”
    My mother nods sagely. “Very good advice.”
    Clementhas quoted2 years ago
    He kept it sheathed and locked in a drawer, but he would bring it out whenever we had guests to show it off to. He would hold the nine-inch curved blade between his fingers, drawing the viewer’s attention to the black comma-like markings carved and printed in the pale bone hilt. The presentation usually came with a story
    yazarreolahas quoted2 years ago
    gruesome death of young women. “As an individual I’m attracted to strong female characters – my characters have always been people who own themselves. Even if they’re strongly doing something wrong, they’ve always been powerful people.”

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