Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I read this one a bit ago but the full review never made it here and now that Horror After Dark is no more I'll be moving what I saved over here. 

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Published July 2017

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon 

Source: Library Borrow

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-defense 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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I was pretty sure I knew what I was getting myself into when I picked up this book. It is called MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER, after all, and I wasn’t disappointed.

This is a tale of two sisters bonded by sisterhood, an abusive childhood, and murder. One sister is the beautiful, flighty one. The other is the responsible, devoted one. One of them gets rid of pesky boyfriends with the help of a handy knife. The other helps hide the bodies. But when the knife-wielding one sets her sights on the crush of her sister, things go awry.

This book, despite it being about a serial killer, is not gory nor is it very bloody. Most have classified it as a thriller or a mystery and it’s a little bit of both but it’s mainly a story about familial bonds and the lasting effects of childhood trauma with a bit of sociopathy thrown in there. I enjoyed every fascinating word of this complicated relationship and highly recommend it to every weirdo like me who enjoys similar things.

“We are nothing if not thorough in the deception of others.”!



  1. I really enjoyed reading this one, too! :)

  2. I loved this book. It was so wildly different than what I expected.

  3. The premise of this reminds me of a movie I watched recently- wish i could remember the name. Two sisters in a fishing village and one killed a guy and the sister had to help her clean it up. Not the same obviously since they weren't serial killers, but still... :)

    I love the sound of this one!

    1. Ooooh, I saw that movie but if I give the title it'll give too much away!

  4. I heard a lot of great things about this one.

  5. Great review! I must read this one!

    1. It's so much fun which sounds very strange when said about a klllin' novel but it's true!

  6. I didn't know what to expect from this one either, but really enjoyed it!

  7. Oh, I really wanted to like this book but it wasn't meant to be. I am glad you enjoyed it though!


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