Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.
Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.
My Sister the Serial Killer is Oyinkan Braithwaite's first novel. It has been nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize and was a finalist for the 2019 Women's Prize. My Sister the Serial Killer was the winner of the 2018 LA Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller and also won the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel.
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Reviews & Interviews:
"In This Novel, One Sister Is a Nurse. The Other Is a Murderer" -- NY Times
"A Morbidly Funny Slashfest" -- The Guardian
"Sister Act: On "My Sister the Serial Killer" -- LA Review of Books
"Interview with Oyinkan Braithwaite" -- Dead Darlings
"Author Interview: My Sister the Serial Killer" -- NPR
"On Violence, Beauty, and Poetry" -- LitHub
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