My Sis­ter, The Se­rial Killer

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By Oyinkan Braith­waite

is pub­lished in hard­back by At­lantic Avail­able now This is one funny book, but not in a ha-ha, laugh-out-loud man­ner. In­stead, it's more in its abil­ity to trig­ger the feel­ing (par­tic­u­larly if you are blessed with sis­ters) that, yes, you can to­tally imag­ine get­ting a call like the one Korede gets from her sib­ling, Ay­oola. And yes, you'd prob­a­bly have to help if called upon. Ay­oola, the beauty, has stabbed her boyfriend that'll be the third she's killed now - but con­sci­en­tious, loyal Korede is well pre­pared for the clean-up job. What she's not pre­pared for is the newly 'be­reaved' Ay­oola then tak­ing an in­ter­est in her rather at­trac­tive doc­tor col­league, Tade. It's deftly writ­ten, as pointy and sleek as Ay­oola's blade, with Braith­waite in­cre­men­tally wind­ing up the un­easi­ness, all the while mak­ing you ques­tion, along with Korede, the mo­tives of the peo­ple you love. In­cred­i­bly sharp, it's a swift read that'll be whirring around in your brain for some time. 8/10 Re­view by Ella Walker Com­edy/Ac­tion/ Thriller/Ro­mance Su­per­mar­ket cashier Au­drey Stock­ton (Mila Ku­nis) meets Drew Thayer (Justin Th­er­oux) in a bar on her birth­day and sparks fly.

Their whirl­wind ro­mance ends abruptly with Drew dump­ing Au­drey by text.

She seeks so­lace in the com­pany of 30-some­thing best friend Mor­gan (Kate McKinnon), who has a hi­lar­i­ous habit of over­shar­ing with her par­ents (Paul Reiser, Jane Curtin).

Drew sub­se­quently re­veals that he is an un­der­cover CIA oper­a­tive and had to ter­mi­nate the re­la­tion­ship with Au­drey be­cause the crim­i­nal fra­ter­nity was pre­pared to hurt her to get to him.

Au­drey is touched un­til bul­lets fly and she goes on the run with Mor­gan and a USB flash drive en­crypted with de­tails of a ter­ror­ist net­work's di­a­bol­i­cal plans.

The women head to Aus­tria where they cross paths with dash­ing MI6 agent Se­bas­tian Hen­shaw (Sam Heughan) and a de­ranged, gym­nas­tic as­sas­sin (Ivanna Sakhno).

The Spy Who Dumped Me is an ac­tion-packed ad­ven­ture, which bor­rows a few crowd-pleas­ing moves from fe­male-cen­tric ca­pers The Heat and Spy to en­snare two hope­lessly un­pre­pared gal pals in a sticky web of in­trigue.

Su­sanna Fo­gel's film pro­motes girl power with every pre­dictable twist and turn in­clud­ing some amus­ing in­ter­ludes with Gil­lian An­der­son's stern MI6 chief, who Mor­gan gush­ingly crowns "the Bey­once of the gov­ern­ment".

McKinnon's bound­less en­ergy and gift for prat­falls pa­pers over cracks in the script and catal­y­ses a sprightly screen pair­ing with Ku­nis's comic foil, who is re­mark­ably adept with a hand gun un­der pres­sure.

Fo­gel mas­ter­minds set-pieces with as­sur­ance in­clud­ing an open­ing pur­suit that owes its death-de­fy­ing ac­ro­bat­ics to Ja­son Bourne.

Rat­ing: ***

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