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by Oyinkan Braith­waite, At­lantic Books, £12.99 (ebook £5.63) ★★★★ ★ THIS is a funny book. Not laugh-out-loud, but more in its abil­ity to trig­ger the feel­ing (par­tic­u­larly if you are blessed with sis­ters) that you can imag­ine get­ting a call like the one Korede gets from her sib­ling, Ay­oola – and you would prob­a­bly have to help if called upon.

Ay­oola, the beauty, has stabbed her boyfriend – the third she’s killed – 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, 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.

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