My Sister, the Serial Killer
By: Oyinkan Braithwaite
At what point do you realize there might be a problem? That your sibling might actually be a serial killer? That maybe not all these guys where not abusive assholes trying to kill her who helpfully turned around to let her stab them in the back…
You never know.
That’s what our main character Korede starts to realize after helping her sister dispose of body number three. The two of them have always been close. But this one has gotten to Korede who wonders about the victim and worries about the consequences meanwhile Ayoola’s mainly worried up keeping her Instagram updated.
This is a fun book despite the subject matter. Strong writing and characters. I couldn’t help think it would make a great film. Ayoola could have gotten annoying but she’s kept to just a good amount so that you can only laugh when something out there and oblivious escapes from her mouth.
And points that even though I often wondered why Korede is putting up with this shit I did find her actions believable. I mean this is going to be one of those things where you ask yourself what would you do and thoughts on the novel might be affected by your answer. But I bought it.
I also liked the idea of Korede’s plainness contributing to this disappeared put-upon factor of her character versus the extreme beauty that let’s Ayoola get away with being essentially a sociopath. I mean when one idiot is warned that she’s violent and then outright told he’s like, “Ha. Ha. You’re just jealous that’s she hot and you aren’t.”
Unfortunately from that point on I couldn’t feel sorry for him.
But I believe that beauty is up there with money in how people live and get away with things others wouldn’t be able to.
So all in all a really strong read. (Actually I listened to and recommend the audio book.) I will definitely watch for and pick up Oyinkan Braithwaite’s future releases.