My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer : The Sunday Times Bestseller

3.69 (257,099 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.69 (257,099 ratings by Goodreads)

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Sunday Times bestseller and The Times #1 bestseller

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Winner of the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller
Capital Crime Debut Author of the Year 2019

'A literary sensation'

'A bombshell of a book... Sharp, explosive, hilarious'
New York Times

'Glittering and funny... A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times

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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 220g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9781786495983
  • 25,269

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Pulpy, peppery and sinister... This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember. * New York Times * A literary sensation * Guardian * A sensational debut * Observer, Debut's of 2019 * Fiendishly talented * The Times * Hilarious, disturbing, and so much fun to read. * Elle, Books to watch in 2019 * Utterly addictive and a pure joy to read * Stylist * A bombshell of a book - sharp, explosive, hilarious * New York Times Book Review * Feverishly hot * Paula Hawkins, author of 'The Girl on the Train' * Lethally elegant -- Luke Jennings, author of Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle Delightfully naughty... The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to. * Samantha Irby, Marie Claire * Disturbing, sly and delicious * Ayobami Adebayo, author of 'Stay with Me' * Riveting, brutally hilarious, ultra-dark novel... A delicious tale. * Nylon * An ideal book for the present moment * Washington Post * This book is amazing, and every woman should read it in public. While cackling. * Lit Hub, Book of the Year 2018 * A deliciously kitschy thriller... Murderously good fun * Tatler, Best Books of 2019 * You can't help flying through the pages * Buzzfeed, Book of the Year 2018 * Inventive and darkly comic * Daily Mail * A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart * Financial Times * Oyinkan Braithwaite is rewriting the slasher novel, and man, does it look good... A terrific and clever novel about sisterhood * Refinery29 * A gem: small, hard, sharp, and polished to perfection * Edgar Cantero, author of 'Meddling Kids' * Sly, risky, and filled with surprises * Idra Novey, author of 'Ways to Disappear' * Bursting with chutzpah and laced with deadpan wit * Liz Jensen, author of 'The Ninth Life of Louis Drax' * Blazing... Bitingly funny and brilliantly executed * Publishers Weekly, (starred review) * Dark, scathing, insidious, and wickedly funny * Crimereads * Deftly written... pointy and sleek * The i * A comically clever and exciting debut * The Skinny * A short, sharp and sinister sister act, told with plenty of mordant humour * Irish Independent * A darkly funny romp * Big Issue * That dark humour will stay with you long after you've put down the book * Scotsman * Leaves you torn between laughing, crying, and immediately going out and resisting the patriarchy * Vogue * [A] glittering noirish comedy. * Daily Mail *
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About Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam.
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3.69 out of 5 stars
- 257,099 ratings
5 18% (46,108)
4 43% (110,048)
3 31% (79,910)
2 7% (17,226)
1 1% (3,807)
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