My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Review

I was given this book for my birthday a month ago and I asked a friend to choose my next read and this is what they choose so what did I think of it?

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, quote, 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…

Taken from goodreads

For me the book starts off pretty well, it instantly grabs your attention and makes you want to keep on reading to find out what else is going to happen, unfortunately that was the best the book had to offer in my opinion. I found myself wanting that excitement and story line to continue however, basically nothing else of note happens.

With a title like my sister the serial killer I expected a lot more action or maybe going a little bit deeper into any deaths that might happen but once again I was disappointed.

The author does a good job in describing how to clean up blood or any other bodily fluid, to the point where I would be worried if I ever see her buying more than one bottle of bleach at a time, but whenever she is describing anything else you don’t really get a lot of help from her. Every now and then a specific item will get a lot of description and it does a great job in making imagining the item easy but if you are going to do that then at least give us a bit more description of the house that they are in or the hospital that the main character works at.

Overall, this is one of my most disappointing reads of the year, it might not of been too bad if the author didn’t get my hopes up with the great start but the middle and the end just didn’t do a good enough job for me to rate this book any higher than a 3 out of a 5.

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