My Sister, the Serial Killer (Paperback)
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer (Paperback)
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My Sister, the Serial Killer (Paperback)

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Published: 26/09/2019
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Waterstones Says

Not just an inventive take on the serial-murder thriller, Braithwaite's blistering debut is also a tender examination of sibling relationships in an oppressively patriarchal society and a story that turns the tables on the woman-as-victim trope.  

Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020

Winner of the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2020

Our Thriller of the Month for October 2019

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

As smart and murderous as Killing Eve, My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of the carpet - than water...

When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in "self-defence" and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786495983
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Pulpy, peppery and sinister... This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember. - New York Times

A literary sensation - Guardian

A sensational debut - Observer, Debut's of 2019

Fiendishly talented - The Times

Hilarious, disturbing, and so much fun to read. - Elle, Books to watch in 2019

Utterly addictive and a pure joy to read - Stylist

A bombshell of a book - sharp, explosive, hilarious - New York Times Book Review

Feverishly hot - Paula Hawkins, author of 'The Girl on the Train'

Lethally elegant - Luke Jennings, author of Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle

Delightfully naughty... The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to. - Samantha Irby, Marie Claire

Disturbing, sly and delicious - Ayobami Adebayo, author of 'Stay with Me'

Riveting, brutally hilarious, ultra-dark novel... A delicious tale. - Nylon

An ideal book for the present moment - Washington Post

This book is amazing, and every woman should read it in public. While cackling. - Lit Hub, Book of the Year 2018

A deliciously kitschy thriller... Murderously good fun - Tatler, Best Books of 2019

You can't help flying through the pages - Buzzfeed, Book of the Year 2018

Inventive and darkly comic - Daily Mail

A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart - Financial Times

Oyinkan Braithwaite is rewriting the slasher novel, and man, does it look good... A terrific and clever novel about sisterhood - Refinery29

A gem: small, hard, sharp, and polished to perfection - Edgar Cantero, author of 'Meddling Kids'

Sly, risky, and filled with surprises - Idra Novey, author of 'Ways to Disappear'

Bursting with chutzpah and laced with deadpan wit - Liz Jensen, author of 'The Ninth Life of Louis Drax'

Blazing... Bitingly funny and brilliantly executed - Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

Dark, scathing, insidious, and wickedly funny - Crimereads

Deftly written... pointy and sleek - The i

A comically clever and exciting debut - The Skinny

A short, sharp and sinister sister act, told with plenty of mordant humour - Irish Independent

A darkly funny romp - Big Issue

That dark humour will stay with you long after you've put down the book - Scotsman

Leaves you torn between laughing, crying, and immediately going out and resisting the patriarchy - Vogue

[A] glittering noirish comedy. - Daily Mail

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I enjoyed this so much: absolutely compulsive reading that verges on the hysterical when it comes to our narrators' series of unsettling events.
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