Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer
Between the book's title and its opening lines, you know what you're going into with this read.
Happily, there's no gore. No horror. So if you're squeamish, no need to worry. It's just a darkly delicious read that verges, knife's edge, on being funny but is also just realistic enough, razor blade thin, to be chilling.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Copy from public library
Our heroine, Korede, is serious, responsible, deliberate. Her sister Ayoola is gorgeous, irresponsible, and unrepentant.
Recently, Ayoola's developed a habit of killing her boyfriends.
The deaths all seem accidental enough, but Korede is worried. Her family weathered trouble and all Korede wants is to protect her sister and mother, do her job, and find love -- hopefully with the dreamy doctor at the hospital where she works. So when Ayoola notices that dreamy doctor, well...
I inhaled this read -- which should be made into a miniseries immediately, by the way -- in about a day because it really is un-put-down-able. I couldn't decide how I wanted the book to shake out nor who I was rooting for -- everyone is awful and fabulous in equal part.
This is an absolutely perfect summery beach read for the middle of winter!