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My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short thriller with interesting dynamics with relationships!

Introduction To My Sister, The Serial Killer

Korede’s sister Ayoola is a serial killer and Korede will do anything for her because family comes first. Even if she is a psychopath. This novel discusses society’s expectations, sisterhood and childhood traumas. It’s an intriguing concept and proved to keep me hooked as I read this within a sitting.

The Plot Of My Sister, The Serial Killer

Whilst the pace of this book is jerky and can be hard to read at times, I really enjoyed this book! I loved the dark humour, and how light it was, yet it still gave that suspense feeling, given its short pages. The characters aren’t that likable but that adds more intrigue to the book.

Ayoola is used to having men fawn over her and she moves on swiftly. So when she takes an interest to Tade, a doctor who works with Korede, things take a turn in their lives. Korede is secretly in love with him and she feels powerless and trapped. She’s grown up with the idea that she is responsible for Ayoola’s actions and finds it hard to break out of that.

There was a point in the book where I kinda lost my interest, so from a four star read, I’d rate this 3.5 stars!


Korede at times frustrated me, but then I also felt a lot of sympathy towards her too. Her childhood has conditioned her to think in a certain way and I do think that’s horrible and no one should ever go through that. Although she’s the older one, she may be sensible but not often smart enough to get out of that situation.

Ayoola is probably one on the most annoying characters I’ve encountered. She’s the sort of person who’s used to everything being handed to her on a silver platter. I did like the messages portrayed in this book to do with beauty and social media. Ayoola liked to display her life on social media which is so interesting, because who would’ve thought a serial killer would seem normal?

Conclusion Of My Sister, The Serial Killer

This proved to be such an interesting read. I do think it would have benefitted with being longer so that relationships and plots could have been developed more. It’s an unusual book and I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea, but I had a good time reading it!

Let me know your thoughts if you’ve read this book, if not what are some of your favourite thrillers?

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