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My Sister the Serial Killer

My Sister the Serial Killer

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2000s: Blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water…

  • ISBN: 978-1786495976
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

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, quote, 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…

Travel Guide

Travel to Lagos

The city is only a backdrop in the book but it’s a dark and delicious backdrop with its gridlock traffic, its officialdom and the many new apartments being built across the city.

“Traffic plagues this city. IT is only 5.15 and my car is one of many packed tightly on the road, unable to move.”

The society here is what is under the microscope – a society that treats women as second-class citizens. A society where family obligation comes before anything else whatever the consequences.

This is a journey via social commentary, gender roles and physical appearances, and the world of social media. That’s not including the relationship between Korede and Ayoola, two very different sisters.

 

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

This was a dark and twisty tale! If there ever was a novel where your tongue has to be in your cheek as you read and your dark humour dial turned up to the max, this is it.

Full review on the BookTrail blog

BookTrail Boarding Pass: My Sister the Serial Killer

Destination: Lagos   Authour/guide:  Oyinkan Braithwaite Departure Time: 2000s

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