Audio Book Review: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Random House Audio
Format: Audio
Length: 4 hours 15 minutes
Narrator: Adepero Oduye
Genre: Fiction
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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.

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.


I heard good things about this book so I had to grab it. Short, dark and well written this book is a wild ride. Ayoola is the "pretty" sister, the one who everyone talks about and always attracts the boys, Korede is her sister who isn't as noticeable but the "responsible" one. Korede is a nurse and is attracted to the doctor she works with but once he notices Ayoola, Korede is just a way to get to her sister. Korede knows that the men Ayoola dates all seem to wind up dead.  Who do you protect, your sister or the man you want to be yours?

Set in Nigeria this short book is fascinating in a dark way.  Well crafted with relatable characters and an interesting take on family and how we treat each other. There is a wealth of family dynamics lessons in this book that I'm sure could be torn apart and examined.  Excellent read.