My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (paperback)
"A literary sensation" - The Guardian.
Sharp, menacing and darkly funny, this first novel from Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite is a breath of fresh air. Not just an inventive take on the serial-murder thriller, the novel is also a tender examination of sibling relationships in an oppressively patriarchal society; a story that turns the tables on the woman-as-victim trope. An addictive - and hugely satisfying - read.
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...
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020
Winner of the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2020
Our Thriller of the Month for October 2019
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019