What do you do when your sister, the serial killer, attracts the eye of the man you love?

My Sister, the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite

A funny, charming and sometimes suspenseful book. Korede's narrative voice is strong and unique. Braithwaite brings all her characters to life (even the dead ones) and guides us expertly through fierce loyalty to petty arguments.


I read it in two sittings. Had I started earlier yesterday it would have been one sitting - it is that compelling. I would have loved a deeper, richer sense of place. While the story is set in Lagos it could be anywhere. Other than that it's a close to perfect short novel.