My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

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Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432860219
Branch Call Number: LT BRA
Characteristics: 269 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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evieonthetv
Jan 05, 2021

4/5 stars!! if you're thinking about reading this book please do! it's about 200 pages and you can finish it in a day and you probably will. just grab it and give it a chance. also support women especially black women authors. I have a feeling I'll think of this book for s long time. the chapters are short but don't leave you hanging either. you will tear through this book I know I did . would highly recommend

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cort_66
Nov 17, 2020

Fast paced good read. Interesting information set in Nigeria. You will find yourself rooting for the bad people.

Fast paced crime novel set in Nigeria. Dark humor abounds in this murder mystery featuring two very different sisters.

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Rita_Maria
Sep 25, 2020

I found this book fast-paced, humorous and emotionally charged. I found the structure of this book refreshing and it was an all-round great escape.

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SIRENREAD
Sep 23, 2020

In pandemic times reading is hard when your focus is consumed by stress, but it's one of the few safe things to do. Although "My Sister, the Serial Killer" lacked depth of plot and characters, it succeeds in being a fast past, stylish crime/medical suspense/mystery. The symbolism is very on the nose, and can be deciphered at ease. I probably would have a hard time selling this to my fellow readers, but it's structure is a relief from all the stuffy academic and serious literature.

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33Tor75
Sep 13, 2020

Couldn’t finish

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RueK
Jul 10, 2020

Mostly fluff. Lacked depth in the characters. Predictable in story. Quick read though, if you want something light to pound out.

WPL_Najeeba Jun 08, 2020

This was a quick read, pretty high-paced and entertaining. The author did a great job of portraying the balance between sibling rivalry with a need to protect one's siblings - either because of a feeling of responsibility or sheer love for them. The best part of the book is the moral predicament that the main character Korede finds herself in after discovering that Ayoola has murdered again. The end was a little bit abrupt for me.

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FloraWest
Jun 05, 2020

Quick, dark, witty. Good summer read if you enjoy this genre.

CALS_Lee Apr 29, 2020

Raised by an abusive father, the younger and irresponsible sister finds herself incapable of having a relationship without murdering the man, and her duty bound elder sister feels resigned to helping clean up the mess, most literally. Somewhere between drama and black comedy, it’s a quick and fun read with a couple of memorable and well done characters.

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cort_66
Nov 17, 2020

This is a story about 2 sisters that have a typical sister relationship with ups and downs. They are there for each other when their abusive father gets angry. Korede is the older sister, is the one that tries to take care of everyone and works as a nurse at the hospital in Nigeria. Ayoola is beautiful and everyone loves her and wants to be with her, but she cares mostly about herself. Ayoola calls her sister whenever she gets into trouble and Korede always comes and cleans everything up. She has learned a few tricks working at the hospital. Things change when Ayoola starts dating the man that Korede has her eye on. This book was fast paced and contains dark humor. It was a fun and interesting read.

The bonds of sisterhood are strained in this darkly humorous crime novel. Korede is the complete opposite of her younger sister Ayoola. Ayoola is beautiful, charismatic and charming where Korede is plain and methodical. Korede is a nurse, a key factor is what Ayoola uses her for - cleaning up after she murders the men she is dating. Korede knows Ayoola is out of control, but quietly aids her sister until Ayoola sets her sights on the man Korede is secretly in love with.

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SIRENREAD
Sep 23, 2020

Korede was just settling in for the night when she get's a call from her sister; dinner was coming out of the oven, the movie was paused, the night was set. A call from Ayoola means her dinner will get cold, the movie will be removed, bleach and gloves will need to be packed, and a plan to dispose of the body will need to be thought of quick.

Korede, next the her sister, homely and tedious. Ayoola, since birth, attractiveness and "Innocent." Korede and Ayoola are eachother's best friends; the serial killer and the protector. Ayoola kills without remorse, and Korede cleans away the proof and sins.

When Ayoola attracts Korede's crush, Korede begins to question her role as protector, and debates whether or not to let her sister go to jail.

How long can Korede keep up these charades when the police are getting suspicious of all the missing men Ayoola is involved with?

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I would be more at ease if the Joker were to smile at me.

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