My Sister, the Serial Killer (Large Print / Paperback)

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"My Sister the Serial Killer sums up its own plot in the title. The debut novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite centers on the lives of two sisters, one gorgeous and impetuous, the other solemn and overshadowed. Narrated by the latter, the story introduces us to the (sometimes darkly funny) heartbreak and frustrations that stem from having a serial killer in the family. While one woman lives her life without care, dating a string of men and casually disposing of them when she sees fit, her responsible older sister is left to literally clean up the mess and anticipate the consequences. Braithwaite paints a colorful and biting image of the ties that bind as the limits of sibling love are tested and the sisters discover who they really are, and how far they are willing to go for each other."

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— Meghan - Guest Reviewer

December 2018 Indie Next List


My Sister, the Serial Killer is one of the best books to come along in quite a while — fast, funny, and completely engrossing. Oyinkan Braithwaite offers up a tale of Nigerian sisters Ayoola, a beautiful and sociopathic serial killer who destroys boyfriends, aware that all they ever want her for is her appearance, and Korede, a nurse whose average looks leave her continually passed up in preference for Ayoola. Still, taciturn and devoted Korede works hard to cover up her charming sister’s crimes. What will happen when they both fall for the same guy? At once a page-turner and a perversely righteous tale about the emptiness of physical beauty and the superficiality of being charmed by it, My Sister, the Serial Killer is entertaining, provoking, and utterly fascinating!”
— Sarah Sorensen, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI

Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List


“Who would have guessed that murder might actually be the least distressing part of Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer? Packed full of sibling rivalry, workplace drama, and family secrets, this wicked little stiletto of a tale bubbles with malice, served up Lagos-style. The one problem? Braithwaite’s racing prose and vivid characters left me wanting a sequel.”
— David Enyeart, Next Chapter Booksellers, St. Paul, MN

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NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE

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.

About the Author


Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Kingston University in Creative Writing and Law. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo Limited, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children's educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432873042
ISBN-10: 1432873040
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: February 5th, 2020
Pages: 291
Language: English