It's been awhile since I read a book that I stayed up late reading because I didn't want to stop reading. This book broke that streak! I loved it!
Fascinating, funny, suspenseful thriller about murder & sibling rivalry. Intriguing Lagos setting with telling details like crippling heat and corruption that is more blatant than in some countries. Great scenes about what it‘s like to dispose of a body for, & compete for a man‘s attention with, your sister, but I have to give it 4.5 stars because a key scene in the mystery within a thriller seemed too brief. #thriller #sisters #Africansetting
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Koerede‘s beautiful sister, Ayoola, easily captures the attention of men while plain Koerede is overlooked. The sister‘s share a dark secret, though, Ayoola‘s boyfriends have a way of turning up dead. When Ayoola turns her attentions to Koerede‘s secret crush, Dr. Tate, it tests the bond of sisterhood.
Quick read. I kept trying to steal moments throughput the day to read it. Well written with dark, sharp style.
This book was a pleasant surprise. With a title like that, I thought it would be sort of a slasher thriller, but it‘s no crime thriller. A great read about family dynamics, strong women, has a lively Lagos setting, and darkly comedic. I really enjoyed it. 👍
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I thought this was going to be some kind of thriller because I didn‘t really look into what this book was before starting it. But it isn‘t and I think that‘s why I liked it so much. It‘s a clever story and very well written. It‘s an quick and easy read. I recommend it if you‘re into book about murder but want something different from the typical books in this genre.
Not quite sure how I felt about this book. I don‘t think it lived up to all the hype for me, just felt it was flat for me. 😑 hate it when I don‘t love a book!!
I‘m ashamed to say I haven‘t used the library for years. The books were always big heavy hardbacks and I got tired of lugging them around on my commute but I‘ve been feeling like I want to shake up my reading, and take risks in reading things I don‘t have to finish if I don‘t enjoy. When I‘ve bought the book I feel like I have to commit to finishing it! So yesterday I renewed my library card and was like a child in a sweet shop...
When my #sreamathonswap partner didn‘t come thru @4thhouseontheleft did sending me two these books from my want list and finding my an amazing new partner in @TheSpineView (see previous post for that amazing package). Thank you, Alisia! You went above and beyond your swap host duties!
(I‘ve read one chapter of Cabin at the end of the World so far and I‘m terrified!)
I started this book on my flight to Scotland and, in the midst of making friends with my seat mates, catching up on my New Yorker mags and my podcasts, and falling in love with Glasgow, I have managed to get about 75% of the way through. This is SO GOOD! It would make a fabulous movie! In honor of the book‘s title, I present a selfie of my sister and me in one of her favorite Glasgow wine shops! 💜🍷
Hmmm...I may have got a bit overexcited at the library today. Can you tell I love a good horror/thriller?! Particularly excited about ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer‘ and ‘Hidden Bodies‘. Perfect halloween reads 🎃🎃👻👻🎃🎃
Really enjoyed this fast paced book. Korede is the plain sister to the beautiful Ayoola who happens to have killed a few boyfriends. When Ayoola sets her sights on the man that Korede has been pining after things get a lot more complicated.
Seeing enough recommendations on Litsy I figured I'd give this a go! It wasn't what I expected, but it didn't disappoint. Fast paced and kept your mind guessing what was going to happen next. Anyone looking for a super quick read, I've got a book to lend you! #serialkiller #nottooscary #funread #femaleauthor #recommend
It was choppy and not a flowing storyline, which is why I am giving this book a so-so rating. I think the depth in which the characters are explored was great however, and especially enjoyed the exploration of Korede‘s guilt & reasoning in helping her sister; I also loved her intriguing and against all odds friendship with her patient Muhtar. I‘m on the fence with this one as I did love the overall premise but the format just wasn‘t my cup of tea.
This whirlwind of a novel is short and sharp. I loved the author‘s voice and listened to the whole thing almost without stopping. If books were alcoholic drinks this would be a shot of something strong. The title says it all. A nurse struggles with the moral dilemma of protecting her beautiful sister versus protecting the men who are her potential victims. Can‘t wait to read whatever this author writes next.
Ripped through this one on two short flight on our way to beautiful Daydream Island. It was not quite what I was expecting but was really perfect travel reading. Super engaging but nothing too mentally taxing.
I‘m on leave for a week and enjoying this as my first holiday read.
Literally didn‘t have time to post about reading this because I read it so fast. This is up there as one of the best books I‘ve read this year. It‘s just wonderful. The characters are so frustrating but somehow endearing. The storytelling is concise with no moment that feels unnecessary or dragging. I can not wait for the author to put out more of her work because it‘s going to be an immediate purchase for me.
I wasn't expecting to like this, much less to read it in a day! The hype led me to expect it to be more flippant: it's not without humour but I found it sharp rather than darkly comic. Despite the title it's Korede's book, the plain elder sister whose cultural and personal upbringing predetermine her to look out for gorgeous Ayoola. Is Ayoola really the villain of the piece, though, or is it the family, in which violence is perpetrated and hidden?
How far would you go to protect your family? That‘s what Korede has to decide when it becomes evident that her sister, Ayoola, has a tendency to kill her boyfriends. The writing is very good, although the story is disturbing. I‘m interested in reading more from this author.
I‘m not sure what I was expecting from this book. While I did enjoy it, I was slightly underwhelmed. ☹️ Maybe it was too fast, maybe it didn‘t focus on where I wanted. I was left grasping for something.
It covers a lot for a short book. While being a satire, it covers sibling bonds and rivalry, familial abuse, Nigerian culture, and strangely, love.
This book was exactly what I needed, fast paced and intriguing characters.
“Ayoola summons me with these words-Korede, I killed him.
I had hoped I would never hear those words again.”
With a beginning that like that, it‘s impossible not to get hooked on the story.
It‘s about family dynamics and sisters, and consequences from physical abuse.
My 6th book from the Booker Longlist and my 2nd for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid