• My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 26/09/2019
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
Amazing!
Quick paced, snappy and gripping. You simply can't put it down and has you reading well into the night. I recommend it to anyone who struggles to read lon... READ MORE
Kat
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Compulsive reading.
I was first drawn to this when it was released on hardback and am only sorry I waited so long to read it. One of the most readable books I've ever read I ... READ MORE
Marc Ritchie
My Sister, the Serial Killer
This brisk thriller is fantastic!
This brisk thriller is fantastic! A murder-filled novel with a dark sense of humour, and addressing the male-focussed gaze of both the traditional crime no... READ MORE
Lance
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Hack ‘n’ Slash through this!
This is a very quick light read but is in no means light hearted in the best way possible. The story is simple; Korede receives a call from her sister, Ayo... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Couldn't put it down
I started this one evening and stayed up until the early hours to finish it. The relationship between the sisters is as powerful and disturbing as the rela... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Blood is thicker than water
SO. MUCH. FUN. Delicious and full of dark, deadpan humour. Imagine that Eleanor Oliphant accidentally became involved in murder clean-up, and you're somew... READ MORE
Autumn Spayne
My Sister, the Serial Killer
YES
YES ABSOLUTLEY YES. I listened to this book and it was inc.red.ible. The narrator was so wonderful, I absolutely can not tell you how much I laughed with... READ MORE
grace machon
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Dark, funny, practical...
What a fab book! A really novel little book that looks into the dynamics of sisterhood and family, love and loyalty, and also gives some practical advice a... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A very unique book
This is a very unique book. I really enjoyed Braithwaite's writing style, especially the short chapters which gave it a really fast-pace. I don't think I w... READ MORE
Katie at Horsham
My Sister, the Serial Killer
How far would you go for your sister?
A fantastically original novel unlike anything else I have read. A tale of murder and family disfunction, but also the tenderness of the love shared betwee... READ MORE
Mikey
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Wickedly dark humour
I read this in hardback as I didn’t think I’d be able to avoid seeing/hearing spoilers before the paperback release - and then devoured it in one day. Desp... READ MORE
Angela Silverburn
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A Thrilling, Snappy Read!
This was a thrilling and snappy read! I was entranced from the very first page of this witty little book. In "My Sister, The Serial Killer" we follow the m... READ MORE
Riddler
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"Femi makes three, you know. Three, and they label you a serial killer."
I picked this book up due to the fact it was shortlisted for the Women's Prize For Fiction 2019 and, not to mention the title being very intriguing in it's... READ MORE
Jodie
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Stylish, slick and sinister
Dealing with the relationship between sisters and the relationship between the sexes in modern middle-class Nigeria, this is a quick read that goes down ea... READ MORE
Katie Reid

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020

Winner of the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2020

Our Thriller of the Month for October 2019

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

As smart and murderous as Killing Eve, My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of the carpet - than water...

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 "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...

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781786495983
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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My Sister, the Serial Killer
my sister the serial killer
what would you do to protect your sister? how far would you go? and how much do you actually love your sister? all these are questions that this amazing bo... READ MORE
karen savegnago
My Sister, the Serial Killer
my sister
this book throws up some interesting moral themes. what would you do if your sister called you up and said they needed help more than once? well written fr... READ MORE
Lesley McDonnell
My Sister, the Serial Killer
A deliciously dark and addictive thriller
Deliciously dark and addictive, this novel features the bond of sisters at its heart and how much pressure that bond can withstand. It’s confronts the que... READ MORE
Joanna at Waterstones Telford
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sassy, Funny and Family.
I throughly enjoyed this book as it tells a story of two sisters who are the complete opposite of each other, one being beautiful and murderous; the other ... READ MORE
Lewis Ashburton-Dunning
My Sister, the Serial Killer
What would you do?
An interesting story of dilemma's and sisterhood.
Lesley McDonnell
My Sister, the Serial Killer
One of the weirdest, most annoying books I've read
Set in Nigeria, this books tells us the story of two sisters. The younger one always ends up killing the men she's dating and after, asking her o... READ MORE
Catarina Lopes
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Loved it
A real witty page turner, with bursts of darkness, humour, culture and romance. Would recommend for an easy enjoyable read.
Michelle McKinson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sibling rivalry
My Sister the Serial Killer was fun to read and painted a vivid picture of life in Nigeria. I have only two small criticisms: firstly, I would have liked t... READ MORE
Susan Attwood
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Amazing easy to read
I found this book was really easy to pick up in my spare time, the chapters were really well laid out so I could easily find time for a chapter or two. T... READ MORE
Amy Summerfield
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sharp and sinister
What a fantastic debut! This witty contemporary thriller is written unlike any book I’ve read from the genre before. The short, sharp chapters make this a ... READ MORE
Jennie Hall
My Sister, the Serial Killer
One of the weirdest, most annoying books I've read
Set in Nigeria, this books tells us the story of two sisters. The younger one always ends up killing the men she's dating and after, asking her o... READ MORE
Catarina Lopes
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Amazing read
Loved reading this book, it gripped me from the first chapter and was a very interesting read. It's from the sister of the serial killers view point which ... READ MORE
Adam Field
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Great characters, clever plot and beautifully written.
Really enjoyed this book. Very well written with interesting characters and a great plot. I loved how the action started straight from the first line. It w... READ MORE
Pádraig Mac Donnchadha
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Kept me hooked!
I read this book in 2 days. It kept my attention the whole way through and was well written. An enjoyable little book
Kathleen  Ritchie
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Disappointing Ending!
I read this book cover to cover in less than a day! It was really enjoyable and the story was easy to follow! The ending let me down a bit as I thought it ... READ MORE
Charlotte  Thompson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Bad ending!
It was a good read I finished it in a day! However the ending was disappointing
Charlotte  Thompson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Gripping
I finished this book in one sitting. It was a work of art. Korede loves her sister and this novel explores just how far one will go for someone they love. ... READ MORE
Melissa Keenan
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Disappointing
There was a hype around this book and I was eager to read, I read it in an afternoon and was easy to follow but the ending left me feeling a bit “meh” and ... READ MORE
Annie Johnson
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Blood is always thicker than water
This book was an unusual read for me. I was gifted it by a book loving friend and honestly didn’t know what to expect. It’s a quick and easy read and a bo... READ MORE
Nicola Harman
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Sibling rivalry in Lagos
What a delight this debut novel from Oyinkan Braithwaite is, especially when you hear that she ‘dashed it off’ as an antidote to writer’s block, and admits... READ MORE
TripFiction
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Don't believe the hype
Gosh, what a disappointment. I was really looking forward to this but I just couldn't get into it. Every single character was annoying and the writing isn'... READ MORE
Noa Cohen
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Amazing!
I read this book in a week! I thought the storyline was clever and gripping. I haven't read a book in a couple of years, so was apprehensive to whether I w... READ MORE
Emily Austin
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Humorous and thought-provoking
What a fantastically thought-provoking question this novel poses: how far would you go to protect your siblings? I’ll be honest, I would do a LOT for my ba... READ MORE
Bookish Blonde
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Dark & Funny
Read this in one sitting! Smart and witty, being both dark and hilarious! Would highly recommend!
Aimeefh
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Couldn't put it down
Excellently written, a light-hearted and funny book with some more serious undertones. Absolutely fantastic!
Natalie Middleton
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Not for me
This book has had much success and many of my friends have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am really sad I was not one of those people as the author is clearly a ... READ MORE
Gail Owen
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Twisted Sisters
When Korede receives a call from her sister Ayoola she knows what to do. The same thing as the previous two times. She collects her cleaning things, drives... READ MORE
Janet E
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Unique voice
I’m not usually a thriller/crime reader but I was persuaded to read this as I was told the audiobook was excellent and since I was walking a lot right now ... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Smart and witty writing
Subverting the serial killer genre with a strong vital heroine. Brilliantly funny.
Grace Palmer
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Darkly brilliant
What a brilliant book this was. It gripped me from the first sentence and I remained enthralled to the very last word. Korede has always been her sister, ... READ MORE
Louise Barber
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Brilliant
Okay, hear me out. If you are going through a reader’s block and have not been able to finish a book in ages this is your book. The chapters are short, it ... READ MORE
Alba Herrero
My Sister, the Serial Killer
wow
Off the bat, this mystery novel is already different from anything I've read previously. Firstly, I really enjoyed the narrators voice, and hearing the t... READ MORE
anya commons
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Can read in a day
It’s a short, fast paced book. I just found the details (or lack of) a little vague and repetitive. I’m glad I’ve read it but I probably wouldn’t read it a... READ MORE
Laura M
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Unsure
Was good, I wished it was longer and that a certain event didn't happen. But for the purpose of not spoiling anything I will keep stum. I was hooked from t... READ MORE
Annabelle Heritage
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Dark and witty but easy to read.
This is one of these stories where you just keep reading chapter after chapter. Finished it within couple of hours. Dark and witty, I did enjoy it and was ... READ MORE
Trischian Livie
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Quick and entertaining read
Picked up this book as a light read before a flight, read it in 2 days (technically less than 1 if you put the hours together). Brilliant storytelling, k... READ MORE
Daria Purik
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Not a Mach for me
I can’t remember if I’ve DNF’D a book this year. Nope, I didn’t. And I wasn’t going to start now, so, I plodded on, it’s quite big writing and not many pag... READ MORE
ReadAlongWithSue
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Femme Fatale at its finest
While I know that much of the bookstagram world has been split over this title, at just 288 pages, I gobbled this book up in one day. Funny and chilling in... READ MORE
Where Polly Wanders
My Sister, the Serial Killer
some sibling relationships are different
My only issue with MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER is that it is too short. I know; I'm greedy. Korede's sister, Ayoola, is a serial killer. The story begins ... READ MORE
K Chilvers
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Wonderfully witty and poignant
The lengths we will go to protect those we love, rightly or wrongly, is the essence of this novel. Beautifully written, highly engaging with twists and tur... READ MORE
Alison Offerdal
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Great read!
I really enjoyed the book. It’s very easy to read and moves at a great pace. Genuinely couldn’t put it down and I’m very much looking forward to what c... READ MORE
Craig O’Neill
My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, The Serial Killer
I adored Oyinkan Braithwaite's 'My Sister, the Serial Killer', it was funny, it was dark, and highlights the lengths you could go to for someone you love. ... READ MORE
Caitlin - NorthernFleabag
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Good read
I enjoyed this book it’s got me wondering if there is a second to it as stops so abruptly that I want a ending
Amanda
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Interesting Story + Bland Ending + Disgusting Descriptions
A fast paced literary book that started off strong. I enjoy literary fiction in the way I enjoy poetry. I also enjoyed being in Korede’s head (for the most... READ MORE
Suanu Membre
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Left Feeling Frustrated
In short, this book was mid, and if it wasn't so short I don't think I'd have finished it. In long, I liked the concept and the setting, but those coul... READ MORE
Ink
My Sister, the Serial Killer
An extremely clever insight to the dark side of a sisterly relationship
Korede is certainly a more accommodating and tolerant sister than I will ever be! Witty and dark, this makes for a thrilling literary dive into the sinist... READ MORE
Rebecca Anthony