My Sister, the Serial Killer

Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

Dark, but incredibly entertaining! This story of two Nigerian sisters—one of whom happens to be a serial killer—and how family loyalty and self-preservation impacts their relationship. I breezed through it, devouring Braithwaite's sardonic humor and engrossing writing, then kept thinking of the dynamic characters long after I finished. It's a great summer read that will capture your attention from beginning to end.

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