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My Sister, the Serial Killer
My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel | Oyinkan Braithwaite
Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Tade, a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and Tade takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with the reality that dating her sister means certain death, this time for a man she cares deeply about. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.
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Gissy
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#ScarathlonDailtPrompts #TeamMonsterMash @Staycurious

Prompt #3- Killer
Photo- 5 points
Post- 1 point
Total= 6 points

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Kshakal
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Again a day late this week!

✨I enjoy both
✨haunted house
✨tagged… not really spooky but I don‘t like scary books!

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨🏚🕯📖 1mo
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lele1432
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Eek!! I‘m already behind on my #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #PhotoChallenge! Playing catch-up. This is Day 3: #Killer. I really need to finally read this one! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2022 🔪💚

Clwojick This one is so good! 2mo
lele1432 Good to know @Clwojick! 2mo
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murfman
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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I really liked this one. I went in blind based on some list recommendation and was not disappointed. The family dynamic between the main character and her sister was really endearing. And this was a much funnier book than I would have thought it would be at first glance. Overall, I enjoyed it and would suggest for anyone wanting a quick, dark, sometimes humorous read.

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This was a dark comedy style book that was quick and easy to read.

Nearly everyone was unlikeable but that added to the story. You would need to be in the right mood to enjoy this as it's quite bleak in some ways

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Michellesibs
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Set I'm Nigeria, Treasure is obsessed with her Instagram account. The goal is 5,000 followers, getting that blue tick and becoming an influencer.

It just takes one post to pose a threat to the whole dream, just one tiny mistake on one single post and the cards can come tumbling down.

As long as you delete it fast, its going to be OK. Right?

At the time of posting this collection is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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Jnnlb
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Mehso-so

Slow but worth the read! Unexpected ending

EJsmama0729 I wish there was a glossary in this book or footnotes to translate some of the words and phrases but I enjoyed the book. A quick read. 3mo
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LeslieO
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s! #LetterM #AlphabetGame

Bookgoil Love this book!!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list! 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I loved this one too!! 3mo
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ElizaMarie
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It was a quick listen. I was slightly disappointed/ hoping it ended a bit different. But overall I did enjoy it. My drive to and from the doc office was a little over 3 hours so…. It was perfect!

#DogsOfLitsy

BookwormM What a cutie 🥰 4mo
ElizaMarie @BookwormM awe thanks. She is our newest one to our pack 4mo
BookwormM What‘s her name? Love that little tongue sneaking out 4mo
ElizaMarie @BookwormM Zoey. We had adopted her from a breeder. They no longer were gonna breed her and didn‘t want her anymore… which makes me sad but we are glad to have her (she is 6 years old) 4mo
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ElizaMarie
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Downloaded this one from #Libby to listen to to in my way to the doc‘s office. It‘s pretty quick. I‘m sure I will finish it today actually. I‘m enjoying it so far :)

Here too early so I get to sit in the car and listen another 25ish minutes

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magyklyXdelish
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Mehso-so

Not as thrilling as I expected. But it was a quick short read. I liked the author‘s writing style and short chapters. I would certainly read more from this author, though.

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kera_11
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How far does the bond and loyalty of sisterhood stretch? Korede has helped her sister, Ayoola, dispose of the bodies of her last 3 boyfriends and she is fed up. Especially now that Ayoola has her eyes on the doctor that Korede has a crush on at work. Who will she choose to protect in this dangerous game? Can she save them both or does one‘s survival depend on the sacrifice of the other? dark satire for sure, quick read, very entertaining

Sydneypaige This has been on my list forever! 4mo
writerlibrarian Read that in one sitting. Loved it. 4mo
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37/22I enjoyed this book about murder and sisters, it was as witty as it was dark. I was listening to it and it felt like it ended very abruptly because I wasn‘t paying attention to how far along it was. But I actually quite liked that. I didn‘t know how it would end but I felt satisfied when it did. #booked2022 #authorborninafrica (Braithwaite was born in Lagos). #192025 #2018

Librarybelle Good choice! I‘ve yet to read this one, but one that works so well for #ReadingAfrica2022 ! @BarbaraBB 4mo
Andrew65 Loved this book. 4mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this one too!! Good choice 👍🏽 4mo
writerlibrarian So so good. 4mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Smarkies
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What a romp!
Read for #bookspin and #authorborninafrica #booked2022

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mdm139
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I loved the prose. It is a dark read, so you have to be in the mood for it. #readingafrica

SqueakyChu This sounds creepy!! 5mo
Graywacke Such a strangely fun book 5mo
Christyco125 I thought this had some great dark humor. 5mo
BkClubCare Pie! 🌟 I enjoyed this book. 5mo
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Dragon
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So many books on my Libby shelf. Love this app 💚🐉

LoverOfLearning Yes! I love Libby!! 6mo
Dragon Thanks @LoverOfLearning - it has to be my favourite app 💚🐉 6mo
LoverOfLearning @Dragon I can agree. I've used it every day this week! 6mo
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acw
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I liked the format of the short chapters. The story was compelling, but I supposed I wanted more buildup to the ending. I was finding it hard to believe there would ever be a future for Korede and Tade after Ayoola, so in a sense it was predictable. Would really like to see a follow up book to this!

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Messiejessie
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This was incredibly unique and entertaining.
It was disturbing in a way that made me not want to look away.

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Linsy
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Plane reading! I was breathless finishing this read. Not sure how I feel about the end -- I think I love it -- but I would definitely recommend! Helped my flight zip by. 🛩

KathyWheeler Okay — I liked this book a lot, but it‘s frequently classified as satire or dark humor; classifications I don‘t understand as I found it to be neither. For you, did it fit those classifications? 7mo
Linsy @KathyWheeler Huh, no ... now I feel like I need to reread it. Are we missing something?? 7mo
KathyWheeler @Linsy I don‘t think we are. I‘m glad to know that you don‘t see that either. I think the people doing the classifying are weird. 7mo
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rwmg
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Ayoola's boyfriends have a nasty habit of ending up dead. Totally not her fault. Unfortunately she gets that look in her eye again when she sees Korede's work crush.

Great fun, reading about Ayoola's antics and how Korede deals with the fallout.

fredamans I liked this one a lot too. 7mo
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rwmg
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Ayoola summons me with these words - Korede, I killed him.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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JaneyWaneyB
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Pickpick

This has been on my TBR pile for a while, I wanted a quick, gripping read...this didn't disappoint. I was frustrated, anxious, confused, angry as Korede's emotions jump off every page as she deals with her little sister Ayoola and her murderous ways. How far would you go to protect a family member?

#Nigeria #Women #Murder #SerialKillers #Sisters #Crime #Booklovers #InkDrinker #BookWitch #WeekendReads #ReadThisBook #ProfessionalBookworm

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paisleyjess
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Quick, fun read. Good for a book group because there is enough plot and character interaction for a discussion.

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rachelsbrittain
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Book Outlet haul

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 9mo
Soubhiville Gotta love book outlet! 9mo
Tamra A stack of wonderful! 9mo
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mdemanatee Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on the Conductors! 9mo
peanutnine Wow I'm jealous of this stack 😅😍 9mo
Linsy I've been eyeing that edition of Matilda! 7mo
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GatheringBooks
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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#SavvySettings Day 2: If your sister is a serial killer and your house is on fire, then a #Graveyard setting is inevitable indeed. 🤣🤣

tokorowilliamwallace This Kiesbye was incredibly atmospheric for me. I'm glad to see someone else has actually even heard of it. 9mo
fredamans My Sister The Serial Killer was a great read! 9mo
Eggs I‘ve read Serial Killer but not the other! Great cover on the Kiesbye! 9mo
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abookishbutterfly
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My Sister, the Serial Killer is a quick read and for the first ¾ of it, I was fully invested. Some things were revealed or simply occurred in that last quarter that I just didn‘t enjoy.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3648620346

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MsRadioSilence
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This book was so much fun I immediately recommended it to three people. I didn‘t realize how much I missed the vignette style until I started this book, and it fits so well. The perfect palette cleanser after the others I‘ve finished today!

Read my full review here: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/my-sister-the-serial-killer.

#thriller #comedy

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Reading buddies pic 🖤Interesting book. It did not end the way I thought it would. The complications of siblings, self esteem, and the realization of human behavior come through in this book. Aspects of this book reminds me of the complicated relationships I have with siblings and pretty privilege is a real thing. Solid 8/10. I finally finished but it can be a weekend read. #poc #woc #serialkiller #ladykiller #Lagos

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OriginalCyn620
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Loved it! Fast-paced and I could not wait to see how it ended!

#bookspinbingo - got a 2nd bingo!
#booked2022 - about sisters
#pop22 - book you can read in one sitting

Andrew65 Loved this. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
Cinfhen This was such a fun book!!! Great use of prompts 🥳 10mo
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OriginalCyn620
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The kids have a day off school due to the snow we got this weekend, therefore, I too am taking the day off. My objective today is to read this book!

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Brewychock48
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Panpan

This book was a fast read,but that is all I liked about it. Only giving it a 3 ⭐ rating.
The characters were self absorbed,not very smart and just annoying.

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Andrew65
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Loved this little book. What a great story, and you never quite knew how it would turn out. Like all great books leaves you wanting more. A recommended read.

3rd book finished for #ReadingAfrica2022 #Nigeria

9th book finished for 2022 and #JumpStart2022

TheBookHippie I quite enjoyed this one! I read the ARC. 11mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Quite unique, I would have liked a bit more. 11mo
BarbaraBB Well said! Glad you liked it! 11mo
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Cortg This was a great read! 11mo
Librarybelle I seriously need to bump this up on my to read list! 11mo
Clwojick I love this one! 10mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle Will help you quickly knock off an African country. 10mo
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Andrew65
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Starting this book sooner than expected this week, wanted something positive to do tonight and take me away from work. Reading this for #Nigeria for the #ReadingAfrica2022 Challenge

#JumpStart2022

RaeLovesToRead This book is great! 11mo
Andrew65 Enjoying it so far. @RaeLovesToRead (edited) 11mo
Librarybelle Yay! 11mo
Clwojick 💓 💓 💓 💓 10mo
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Itsmehere
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Finally I listened to the audiobook. It was on my TBR list for quiet some time.

It took me some time to get adjusted with the writing style. The story started with some disjointed incidents/informations. I honestly felt bored at the beginning. But soon the story started to pick up the pace and things became interesting.

Saying anything else will be a spoiler.

For me this book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️ as it has some flaws of it‘s own.

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Andrew65
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Trying to get to a different country each week for #ReadingAfrica2022. This week I am aiming to get to Nigeria by reading this highly acclaimed book.

I was surprised how short it is. Looking forward to this one.

Crazeedi Thanks Andrew! Marking this down!! 11mo
Librarybelle This is one on my bookshelf waiting to be read! 11mo
ATB So many good authors out of Nigeria. 11mo
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BarbaraBB This is such a fun read! 11mo
fredamans I really enjoyed this read!! 11mo
Andrew65 @fredamans @BarbaraBB Good to hear. 11mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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#12booksin2021 this was an April read for me and the first book in a couple of months I fell into and consumed in one go

Andrew65 Reading this one this week hopefully. 11mo
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erinreads
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Thank you @Kshakal for my #jolabokaflodswap goodies! Excited for the book and chocolate and I LOVE the Christmas bookmarks. 💕

Kshakal Happy jolabokaflod!! 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon I really enjoyed this book. Hope you do too. Happy Holidays. 11mo
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LostInSpace
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A great debut from this author.

Korede is a nurse who is good at her job, she takes no nonsense and is a meticulously clean and good worker.

Her sister Ayoola is beautiful, shallow and a serial killer, she can‘t help herself from killing every man she has a romantic involvement with.

Korede spends her days dealing with her sisters messes, until the day she has to choose between what‘s right and her family.

Fast paced, dark but also funny!

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #serialkiller @Linsy

I know this book is a bit decisive but I loved the simplicity of it and the complexity of the sisters relationship.

mariaku21 I loved the sister's dynamic too. It was such an interesting read 13mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Divisive. I meant divisive, thanks weird autocorrect 😂 13mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @mariaku21 I thought it was incredibly original. 13mo
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Littlewolf1
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4.7⭐️ what choice do you make when it‘s between what‘s right or your family? This book was seriously good and twisted and wrong, and I loved it.

BkClubCare SO good!! 13mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Sweet But Psycho, which is a song my husband really relates to... hmmm...

So I immediately thought of poor Korede's psycho sister, Ayoola. Ayoola is gorgeous and the men she dates ignore the signs that she's anything but perfect. It's hard to even feel bad for them if they are that clueless.

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cariashley
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Birthday book haul from yesterday 😎🤗

Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳 1y
BarbaraBB Happy belated birthday 🎂 1y
cariashley @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB thank you!! 🥰🥰 1y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 1y
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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 87🎧
I wanted to like this one more😕
But I found the characters shallow and hard to like & the ending didn‘t quite do it for me.
I supposed I like a little more twist to my thrillers🌪

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BeeMagical
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1000% could not pronounce/spell peregrine (off 🎥 alone) until I got into the books 🤣🙈 Yes I heard it in the movie, but months later if I referenced it, it was Miss Pe…(indistinguishable mumblejumble)‘s home for peculiar children!👌🏼☠️

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FantasyChick
My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Mehso-so

Not exactly what I was expecting but not too bad. Well paced and a decent length. Any longer and I would have lost interest though.

#bookspinbingo #14Books14Weeks2021
@TheAromaofBooks @TheHeartlandBookFairy

TheAromaofBooks I have taken this one on and off of my TBR multiple times because I've seen such mixed reviews haha 1y
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This is the story of two Nigerian sisters. The eldest (our protagonist) is an average looking no-nonsense nurse that‘s seriously good at cleaning up messes. The other is a gorgeous, flirty serial killer. Themes including beauty, socioeconomic status and sibling bonds are explored satirically with dark humor. The chapters are short, and well written. I really enjoyed this debut from Braithwaite. Also, how great is this cover!? 💚

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I found this good, but not great.

The older-younger sister dynamics is brilliantly captured, and, as an older sister myself, I can relate to many aspects of Korede and Ayoola's relationship.

But the plot was somewhat predictable after a while, and, even though the super short chapters made for a quick read, many times I just didn't feel like going on.