Read the World: Nigeria


Korede’s sister, Ayoola, is beautiful, charming and possibly a serial killer. How many murders does it take? Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead and Korede is there to help clean up the mess. Because that’s what being a sister is all about.

Ayoola lives in a world where things must always go her way. It’s a law as certain as the law of gravity.

Korede works as a nurse and has a crush on one of the doctors at the hospital. Of course, the day her sister walks in, he is immediately drawn to Ayoola, wants to ask her out. Korede likes this man, she doesn’t want him getting hurt, so how can she warn him away.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is fantastic piece of dark comedy, but ultimately is about sisters and the lengths you’ll go to, to protect those you love.

I loved how Korede confesses everything to a coma patient, never even considering he might wake up and remember everything. Whilst Ayoola isn’t a likeable character, she’s also not what you’d expect from a serial killer. Except for the fact everyone loves her, she’s a fairly regular person who just seems incapable of ending a relationship the normal way.

Is it in the blood? But his blood is my blood and my blood is hers.

There are some great observations on human behaviour. Korede does get annoyed with her sister and I liked that she acted in a logical manner. Sometimes with these kinds of stories I get irritated at the stupid things they do, but she was sensible and her motives (protecting her sister) were understandable.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is published by Atlantic Books in the UK and will be available in hardback and ebook editions from 3rd January 2019. Thanks go to the publisher for providing a copy for review via NetGalley.

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