My Sister the Serial Killer

My Sister the Serial Killer❰Download❯ ➺ My Sister the Serial Killer Author Oyinkan Braithwaite – 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 the Serial Kindle Ó When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister Ayoola My Sister Kindle - she knows what's expected of her bleach rubber gloves nerves of steel and a strong stomach Sister the Serial ePUB ☆ This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in uote 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 My Sister the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker and difficult to get out of the carpet than water. OMG This is dark This is incredibly funny entertaining This is wild This is incredibly smart sarcastic and sardonic Why did I wait too long? Bang Bang Bang Nope I didn’t hit my head against the wall this time my husband practiced his suash training with my head using oranges I think I’m going to punch him so bad after his practice’s finishingSo let’s take a look at this provocative uniue mind bending and hilarious crime storyKorede antisocial nurse only feeling comfortable to hang around the comatose patients has a beautiful self absorbed sister Ayoola who also has a uniue flaw like killing people and getting away with them with them She kills and sister comes to clean the mess Ayoola killed third times as a charm and she insisted that all of these men tried to harm her rape her blabla so what she’s done for three times was self defense Look at this innocent girl suffering from bad dating experience but interestingly there is no wound scar in her body to prove the wrongdoings of those guysYou know blood is thicker than water and family always comes first so Korede cleaned her sister’s mess and acted like she believed in her I liked her inner thoughts and way of thinking which made me captivated And poor Korede has a long time crush to Tade charming doctor But here we go the killer or poor sister who always makes the worst boyfriend choices decides to visit her sister in her work place and Tade looks like he has a crush on her Oh hell Poor Korede what are you gonna do now? Do you insist to choose your family over your love interest?Of course normally Korede becomes jealous angry resented because even they were little she gets the blame on for all wrongdoings of her little sister Ayoola always takes her way because she is the beautiful one Who believes in awkward sister suffering from mental problems? This is the pattern of their dysfunctional relationship Now is she going to let her sister hurt the one man she’s obsessed with?Let’s get our popcorn and bring out refreshments to read the end of the story It’s getting darker and uirky absurd entertaining at each momentI enjoyed THE AMAZING REMARKABLE CHARACTER BUILDINGI loved the intriguing riveting fast paceI loved the purpose of the book makes us uestion so many important things in our lives such as family sisterhood bounding social mediaIt was fantastic promising debut novel fits with my entire expectations and my dark sense of sarcastic humor I truly LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH Cannot wait to read works of the authorbloginstagramfacebooktwitter Clever novel about two sisters one of whom is a serial killer the other the resentful yearning enabler The satirical bent works really well here because it walks that fine line of being given the contretemps entirely plausible Interesting observations about social media men and what they want and women who see right through them Well worth a read My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a 2018 Doubleday Books publication Genius That provocative title and amazing cover art certainly piues one's curiosity Noticing all the positive reactions the book received I just had to see for myself if it was worth all the kudos Well I have to say this is my kind of book Seriously I really really really love satire and dark humor I do understand it is often an acuired taste but it takes a special kind of creativity and balance to pull it off Dark humor and satire are often very subtle and if you aren’t in on the joke it can sail right over your head It reuires a little effort from the reader too on occasion and that is the case with this bookFamily is supposed to help one another out right? Set in Nigeria amid a corrupt system of law and order Korede is forever coming to the aid of her beautiful but kooky younger sister Ayoola who has a bad habit of killing her boyfriends She always claims self defense but she’s never injured and her conscience never seems to suffer Korede is a borderline antisocial nurse comfortable around her comatose patient to whom she bears her soul than with anyone else She has a crush on Tade a doctor she works closely with However when Ayoola shows up at the hospital to visit her sister Tade is immediately smitten with her So not only is Korede hurt emotionally with her sister’s history with men to consider this development is uite troubling Deep down Korede is angry jealous of her beautiful favored sister but she always comes to her rescue Ayoola is self absorbed flaunting her beauty and appears not to notice the stress and strain she causes Korede Both sisters are flawed with abominable character traits but at the same time they both managed to inconceivably elicit sympathy from me The author creates a uniue brand of suspense an ever present sense of dread while toying with the readers' emotions The social commentary could be at the core of the story perhaps playing a key role in the sisters’ pathos “I cannot imagine her resorting to stabbing if that particular knife were not in her hand; almost as if it were the knife and not her that was doing the killing But then is that so hard to believe? Who is to say that an object does not come with its own agenda? Or that the collective agenda of its previous owners does not direct its purpose still?”There’s much to ponder on in this amazing debut novel Kordede’s stoic inner thoughts stole the show for me though The story is meant to be dark meant to be taken seriously but so sardonic it is morbidly funny at times But one thing is for certain this author has done an incredible job creating these wickedly entertaining characters adding rich layers to the story while keeping the prose pointed and sharp even minimal and still manages to add the rarity of humor into the mix with perfect balance and poise I simply could not tear my eyes off the pages It is also a rarity for me to say I liked a book better than I thought I would but this one caught me completely off guard Overall I am mightily impressed with this stunning but unsettling debut and yes it deserves the kudos CLICK HERE for a Booktube Video aboutTen Fabulous Book Reviews and One That Will Make You Go doesn't that belong to Miranda Reads?Now that you know this one made the list check the video review to see the rest and find the stolen surprise The Written Review 45 stars It’s because she is beautiful you know That’s all it is They don’t really care about the rest of it She gets a pass at life Ayoola the beautiful younger sister of Korede calls her up on night forwhat's uickly becoming a disturbing trend It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul especially if you don’t want to leave any evidence of foul play Ayoola's last three boyfriends have beenwellmurdered by her own hand At first Korede was inclined to side with her sister that these men were intending to harm her rape her or do far worse but three times? In such uick succession?Despite her misgivings Korede loves her sister And uses her skills honed from long hours of cleaning up the hospital as a nurse to dispose of the dead bodies And besides if she reaches out to anyone Korede just knows she would be blamed That’s how it has always been Ayoola would break a glass and I would receive the blame for giving her the drink But then one day Ayoola shows up at Korede's place of work and the doctor the one that Korede has been crushing on forforever begins falling for her sister Suddenly Korede will have to decide the doctor or her sister and when she picks her side the other one is doomed You can’t sit on the fence forever DayumThis went so much darker than I expected I couldn't turn away Ayoola's casual murder y ness and Korede's practical view of things was absolutely chilling in the best way possibleThe only thing that threw me out of the book was there seemed to be a tendency to look at things at a surface level everyone who was in the know was surprisingly cool with the murder business I'm not expecting everyone to have a mental breakdown every few pages but it felt like there should be SOMETHING by the way of reflection over the matterBut overall it was super good Absolutely addictive and delightfully terribleYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Femi makes three you know Three and they label you a serial killer In case you haven't noticed Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister the Serial Killer has been taking the social media scene by storm the past few weeks And I get it; the cover art is pardon my pun killer and the title exudes a certain titillation that will make a reader uickly reach for the book on the shelf For me My Sister the Serial Killer was an easy brisk read that I mostly read in one sitting And I was additionally excited to read it when I realized that the author and I graduated from the same university in England and likely had the same creative writing instructors The short chapters some only a few sentences long created the effect of breezing through the novel at record speed which is a plus but it also created a few issues for this narrativeOyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel follows sisters Ayoola and Korede – Ayoola kills ‘em and Korede cleans ‘em up But this isn’t just a novel about the boyfriends falling like flies; it’s a novel about the trials and bonds of sisterhood an exploration of childhood abuse and a would be love story all wrapped up tightly in the culture of Lagos Nigeria Now that’s a lot to try to cram into 240 not even full pages but it can be done; I’ve even seen it done well Here I wasn’t mind blowingly impressed by the execution again couldn’t resist of My Sister the Serial Killer If you’re a reader who puts a lot of weight on pace you might find that you’re in for a rather jerky ride with this novel It flowed neither at a lyrically smooth pace nor at a heart pounding thriller pace It just sort of jerked from scene to scene with very little if any narrative connective tissue to sew the chapters seamlessly together In short while it a had a great plot and an ending that did manage to surprise me it was not written with a lot of finesse It read to me like a very first draft not uite filled in enough to give us readers an entire picture It was like a well done sketch of artistry that hasn’t yet been filled in with color like the structure of a building that has not yet been painted and offered windows and balconies Now ONWARD to the pros that you’ll find within these pages because there are several of those For one it was a plus that this novel read so fast While the plotting was jerky the pace was uick and that pulls you in to the story fast as you realize that you’re already so deep into it with so little time spent on it And one of the real gems of My Sister was how Braithwaite interlaced the heart pounding narrative of the killings themselves with the humor of said serial killer’s indifference and feigned naiveté There is music blasting from Ayoola’s room She is listening to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” It would be appropriate to play Brymo or Lourde something solemn or yearning rather than the musical euivalent of a pack of MMs This novel is fully current with narrative tools and chapter titles like “Instagram” Ayoola is addicted to SnapChat and Instagram often being scolded by Korede for posting frivolous updates for her followers when she’s supposed to be mourning her missing boyfriend whom she herself has killed Ayoola has forgotten just that uickly about the fallen men and goes on with her life in a way that baffles her sister – enter The Comedy So while I wished that My Sister the Serial Killer was better built out as a narrative there is merit to it as a uick amusing little read It all comes down to what you’re looking for on your TBR If you’re interested in a narrative set in Nigeria this may be a great pick for you If you’re looking for lightness and humor a read you can breeze through easily that still offers some suspense then you’ve absolutely come to the right place But if you’re in the market for a side of intellectual stimulation with your killer thriller then you may want to side step this one; you want find a lot of that here 3 stars I received an advance read copy of this book from the publisher Doubleday via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFOLLOW ME AT Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Get a Copy of My Book | Book Editing Author Coaching Submit Your Book to Me She killed him on the first strike a jab straight to the heart But then she stabbed him twice to be sure He sank to the floor She could hear her own breathing and nothing else A line like that is enough to grip the reader and their attention into a disturbing read of a serial killer and her sister Being transported to Nigeria where the sister of a nurse has just called her letting her know she has killed another one of her boyfriends is without a doubt something disturbing I would be up for reading Unfortunately the plot of that took a different turn and did not live to its praise I strongly feel like I'm on the minority here but the author did not manage to make me laugh at the humor and I did not find anything disturbing besides the beginning Oyinkan Braithwaite starts off the book in an effective way We meet Korede who is a nurse caring for her patients in charge of other nurses and is pretty fond of cleaning up after the mess of her sister who has killed two of her boyfriends When she is interrupted one night by her sister she knows what it's about her sister has killed another boyfriend Femi She didn't know much about him besides the fact that he wrote poetry and was with Korede's sister Ayoola for one month Korede is of course on her way to her sister to clean up the mess With the practice she had with Ayoola's other boyfriends Korede can dispose of the body of Femi clean up the room and make it seem like nothing ever happened for there to be no suspicion Set up with bleach gloves soap brushes and other euipment Korede wants her sister to stop but she's her sister after all so she needs to lean on her side That is until Ayoola begins a relationship with the doctor Korede herself has had a crush on for a long timeSee Ayoola and Korede are dramatically different Ayoola is flirtatious witty and is known as the beauty of the family and she knows it She can walk into a room where everyone will lay their eyes on her whereas Korede is dedicated to her work has not been in a relationship and is not like her sister curvaceous with luscious hair getting what she wants when she wants it When Tade asks Ayoola for her sister's number she can't feel anything but anger and jealousy As she tries her best to hide it she fakes her happiness and smiles and although sometimes her rudeness is apparent she continues her work as a nurse even when the most unexpected turn of events come into play Unknown who to talk to Korede feels close to a patient who has been in a coma for a very long time now expected to die one day His family has not visited him in a long time so Korede feels like its right for her to care for him since no one else will Although this patient is in a coma Korede didn't expect him to remember everything she has told him including the darkest secret she is hiding from everyone The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces they force us to destroy the person we really are a subtle kind of murder Oyinkan Braithwaite started the novel strongly The title itself is exciting and something a thriller fan would want to pick up On another note there are a few tiny things I can point out that Oyinkan did well For example although the novel is very short little and each chapter's pacing is uick she gives us enough information to understand the reasons behind the actions of both sisters Ayoola and Korede Through flashbacks and memories recalled and told by Korede we learn a little about how their father was what their mother went through and how all three survived those tough times Some of Ayoola's actions such as being flirty and a selfish beauty at times we learn that she became like this due to some of the trauma she received when she was little Korede on the other hand always helped her sister and looked out for her which is why she always feels like she needs to be the older sisterI personally think the author did a good job of portraying the flaws of the family especially the sisters When you have a sibling the moments of comparison always rise Personally I would always follow my brother being a little follower and helper always looking up to him I thought he was the greatest and smartest person out there Ayoola and Korede are like this and it's shown a lot Korede constantly gets jealous and angry and that is something that is common around siblings Aside from Korede it was also obvious that Ayoola needed her sister and not only to clean up her mess Although Ayoola's personality got in my nerves a lot I can see why else she would need her older sister She was the younger one but she was also being saved by Korede and she would always be the one blamed for everything With that being said this was the only thing I actually liked about the book Although there are a couple of other things I didn't like related to the sisters the flaws felt real and refreshing especially because we got to see why this family is basically unable to communicate with each other The book is labeled as a disturbing thriller but there is nothing thrilling nor disturbing in this It felt like I was just reading out of pure boredom Said to be disturbing the novel does nothing but disturb you in the beginning The title and synopsis can also be uite misleading We know that Ayoola has killed before and when she calls her sister for help we know that this is her third boyfriend that she has killed Not to be a violent person but after reading that I really thought there was going to be violence I really thought Ayoola was going to be a serial killerassassinmurderer I think the fantasy has gotten to me Femi makes three you know Three and they label you a serial killer I think what bothered me the most from this was how I thought this would be a thriller but there is nothing teeth shattering and fist clenching about My Sister the Serial Killer I didn't get it didn't get the satire the dark humor the psychological emotions and feelings I didn't feel anything towards anyone or anything besides neutrality In fact I'm confused as to what about this is actually funny and satirical Perhaps I missed it after reading out of pure boredom when I was trying to just finish thisAll characters made it to the point where I was actually fist clenching and teeth shattering because of how bored and uninterested I was in everything Both sisters are selfish because they both cared about themselves only Although it may not seem that way on Korede's perspective it's noted when she gets angry and jealous over the fact that her sister has begun dating the man she's in love with On the other hand Ayoola would only call Korede when she needed her help show up to her work when she was working and would always bother her even when it was obvious that Korede wanted nothing from her The other characters well the only one I liked what Muhtar He was in a coma but his brain was still proceeding so he remembered everything that Korede told him He was sweet sympathetic and kept her and her sister's secret safe It was sad to see that the only person who truly cared for him was Korede since his family was also selfish as they only cared about themselves Tade was only interested in Ayoola because she was so beautiful and that made her special The mother also praised Ayoola too much lying wishing for Tade and Ayoola to get married already Information from the nurses and workers was unknown but from what is known they were all lazy and unproductive compared to KoredeAfter all the events I wish Korede would have had some character development I wish she had sided with herself instead of her sister The whole Older sisters look up for their younger sisters was utter bullshit and I had hoped Korede would have seen that In the end Korede made a decision that I think she should have thought through and I mean throughI understand now that My Sister the Killer is about sisterhood and who should believe who but I wish there was to it 226 pages were not enough and the small chapters didn't make it any different Although this was not something I usually read I was hoping it would get me on the track of reading something similar but it failed in doing everything it promised humoring and shocking me She cries for her youth her missed opportunities and her limited options She does not cry for me she cries for herself Now that’s what I call a damn good storyWow Where do I even start? Firstly the story coupled with the setting alongside the characters all resonate at a level only a fellow Nigerian would understand Besides all that the plot itself is uniue the prose is crisp and evocative; the characters multilayered Then there’s that dry sardonic humour that Braithwaite sprinkles throughout the story that made me cackle out loud where I probably should have been appalled Additionally what Braithwaite does with the titular characters the ditzy yet extremely manipulative “serial killer” Ayoola and her long suffering perpetually angsty sister Korede is nothing short of magical Love love love Set in Nigeria My Sister the Serial Killer follows dependable Korede and her younger sister Ayoola who oops occasionally murders people Braithwaite's debut ranges from wry and macabre to predicable and stale She lures her audience with two striking opening lines and the first few chapters promise a sinster tale of deadpan humor and sly coverups but the book uickly succumbs to familiar tropes the beautiful can do nothing wrong younger sister and the older less attractive sibling bearing the brunt of responsibility; a woman so beautiful men just want to be with her; and two women fighting over the same man Aside from taking a satirical approach to murder there's nothing subersive about this book Its a tale of performing unspeakable acts in the name of self preservation and sisterhood whose twists and conclusion are forseeable; however it's a uick read with occasional hints of humor My Sister the Serial Killer is best approached as a small snack for an amusing afternoon; the kind of book one should check out from the library swallow in two bites and promptly return I bet you didn't know that bleach masks the smell of blood Most people use bleach indiscriminately assuming it is a catchall product never taking the time to read the list of ingredients on the back never taking the time to return to the recently wiped surface to take a closer look Bleach will disinfect but it's not great for cleaning residue so I use it only after I have first scrubbed the bathroom of all traces of life and death Honestly I had fun thinking about me and my sisters forming an elite team of serial killers than I did reading thisI will never understand books that have extremely fun sounding plots and then are boring It feels like this story spent time on the main character's unreuited crush on a doctor boring sad than it did on having a SISTER who KILLS all her BOYFRIENDS rad dreamy exciting and so onIn other words this book sounded like my dream and turned into my nightmareReally it was just an unremarkable read for me I won't remember much about these characters or this writing style or this narrativeBottom line The murder of my hopes and dreams at the hands of this book was the most conseuential murder of all if she won't clean up the corpses of your shtty boyfriends is she even your sister?review to come 25 stars i am spending this month reading books by Black authors please join mebook 1 The Stars and the Blackness Between Thembook 2 Homegoingbook 3 Let's Talk about Lovebook 4 Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Racebook 5 The Selloutbook 6 ueeniebook 7 Red at the Bonebook 8 The Weight of the Starsbook 9 An American Marriagebook 10 Dear Ijeawaelebook 11 Sing Unburied Singbook 12 Real Men Knitbook 13 All Boys Aren't Bluebook 14 Piecing Me Togetherbook 15 My Sister the Serial Killer definitely overhyped but i actually enjoyed this than i thought i wouldthis is a super short fast paced novel and due to its length and pacing there really is no opportunity for complex characterisation both korede and ayoola feel very one dimensional and do not live up to the dichotomy their characters are meant to represent there is a decent foundation present in this story but lacks impressive building what i did enjoy was the writing itself the brief straight to the point phrasing really worked for me which is surprising i prefer fluid writing but i like that each chapter felt like a short story until you combine them and see the larger picture in the endoverall this is an okay debut with a lot of promising room for the author to grow ↠ 35 stars

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  • Hardcover
  • 226 pages
  • My Sister the Serial Killer
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • English
  • 09 September 2015
  • 9780385544238