If you are following my blog's Instagram then you know that my reading goal for 2020 is 50 books. (and if you aren't you should be, here) As part of that goal, I have finished my 3rd book of the year - My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.
My Sister the Serial Killer, is the story of two sisters, one of whom is pretty much a black widow and the other who cleans up after her sister's murders. The story is told from the point of view of Korede, who is the sister who is always cleaning up after her sister's murders while living in her shadow. That's right, the black widow Ayoola is also incredibly beautiful, which makes luring her victims to her even easier. This is a story of murder, jealousy, and trauma. Which is the most that I can say without giving the whole story away.
I appreciate the brevity of Braithwaite's chapters. Reading "just one more chapter." becomes incredibly easy while reading this book, not that one more chapter would be enough for you. This is also a delicious fast read, the kind of book that is perfect for an afternoon in or a day at the beach. The writing style contributes to making this book easy to read from cover to cover, trust me this story gets so good that you will find yourself not wanting to stop.
I did find the book a bit hard to get into, even though it starts with a bang. At first, it is a little slow and it is hard to get attached or interested enough in the characters in order to want to continue reading the book, but trust me, once you are hooked your hooked and then its all over.
Zuhri's Final Thoughts
Star Rating : 3 stars! I would not read this book again myself, but I would recommend it over and over again.
Reading scenario: A self-care afternoon in curled up with a cup of tea and a couple of hours free just to read.
Book Club Recommendation: Yes! A book club can easily spend hours on this book, discussing the characters.