My Sister, the Serial Killer
17th September 2020

My Sister, the Serial Killer

By Stephen
Oyinkan Braithwaite. Atlantic Books. (240p) ISBN 9781786495983

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

I’m not usually a thriller/crime reader but I was persuaded to read this as I was told the audiobook was excellent and since I was walking a lot right now during furlough why not give it a try?

I used the library service to download it, RB Digital, and the system was really easy to use and the app has a reasonable interface, the best thing though? It was free!

I was immediately drawn into the story, the pace is fast and tense. This was really intensified by the brilliant narration by Adepero Oduye. It was so good that I extended a couple of walks to hear more…

The story is at heart a story of the relationship between Korede and her sister the serial killer, Ayoola. This is a complicated relationship which developed from their childhood and cultural expectations of older sisters. The two couldn’t be more different but I’ll leave that to you to find out how.

There is also the relationship with their deceased father whilst he was alive that is also central to the story, especially with the tool of dispatch.

A surprising end left me really pleased as a cliche ending would have let down such a well-written book.

My Sister, the Serial Killer has really got me enjoying audiobooks now as well, well worth a try if you’re finding it difficult to begin in this format.

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