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Oyinkan Braithwaite

Autor(a) de My Sister, the Serial Killer

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The Perfect Crime (2022) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1988
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Nigeria
País (para mapa)
Nigeria
Local de nascimento
Lagos, Nigeria
Locais de residência
Lagos, Nigeria
Educação
Kingston University
Ocupação
Author
Agente
Clare Alexander

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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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lelandleslie | outras 247 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
Two sisters live together in their family home in Nigeria. Korede and Ayoola. The older sister is a hardworking nurse in a hospital and her sibling is a killer.

Ayoola is beautiful and manipulative and when things go wrong she calls her big sister Korede to help her 'fix it'. Korede has a crush on a doctor at work, but when he meets Ayoola and falls for her instead, it creates a painful wedge between the sisters.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite has a brilliant and engaging premise but I'll admit reading it was a little stressful. Ayoola's conduct was incredibly frustrating and I really felt for Korede and the complicated relationship with her narcissistic sister; seething with sibling jealousy yet bonded by familial love.

Braithwaite successfully ramps up the tension and it seems as though she took out all the stops to make the reader squirm. I don't recall squirming so much for the main character since reading Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater and wanting to shout out some pointed life advice at one of the characters.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is a quick read packed with dark humour as Korede must decide where her loyalties lie. Is she an enabler, an accomplice after the fact or her sister's willing victim? Will she choose family or justice? Can she choose both? The setting in Nigeria was refreshing and I enjoyed the scenes taking place in the hospital and in particular, the relationship Korede has with a coma patient.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite was popular when it was published in 2018 and reading it more than 5 years later, I can see what all the fuss was about. If you enjoy your domestic thriller light with a dash of black humour, you'll enjoy this!

And if you like books about sisters, check out my post entitled 4 Books About Sisters on my TBR (https://www.carpelibrum.net/2023/10/4-books-about-sisters-on-my-tbr.html) One down, three to go!
… (mais)
 
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Carpe_Librum | outras 247 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Fast read about two sisters in Nigeria and how their lives are forever entwined for better or worse.

I’d characterize this as a dark Lifetime movie in book form where, for once, the men are not the villains.

Thumbs up!
 
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hmonkeyreads | outras 247 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I listed to this as an audio book.

My Sister, The Serial Killer is billed as a dark comedy. It isn't. It's just dark. Very dark. This short novel is about two Nigerian sisters, one is a shallow beauty and the other a no-nonsense nurse. One has a habit of killing all her boyfriends and her sister aids in the clean up. That's where the novel begins anyway. What follows is a family drama where the nurse is conflicted over what to do about her sister's "problem", especially as they begin to adore the same man. It's a sad story with a lot going on. Men are definitely not painted in a good light. No one is really. Looking forward to discussing in book club. The audio was a pleasure. Love the accent!… (mais)
 
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technodiabla | outras 247 resenhas | Jan 10, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
3,454
Popularidade
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Avaliação
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254
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