07 November, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite!

We don't usually posts books like this but... what would you do if your sister was a serial killer?

Publication date: November 20th, 2018
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.
A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it.
Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.

The synopsis really caught my eye... first we have Nigerian women which are not common in lit. Then we have a female serial killer and then we have the protagonist who has to deal with her serial killer sister! On top of that it is marketed as satire with dashes of humor! I mean, how do you blend all that together?

Are you excited about MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER?


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