MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER
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.