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My Sister

My Sister, the Serial Killer


Atlantic Books | Hardback

Published: 3 January 2019

Atlantic Books | Hardback

Published: 3 January 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite

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…

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019

Like a stiletto slipped between the ribs, this is a slick read about the relationship between siblings…one of whom is a serial killer‘, The Financial Times

‘A morbidly funny mixture of family saga and slashfest set in Nigeria’, The Guardian