Ayoola is self-absorbed but is she capable of murder? Is Ayoola a serial killer? It's a mystery Korede doesn't want to solve.
From the time Ayoola was born, Korede has been made to feel responsible for her sister. So she will clean up her sister's "murder" and help hide the body but she won't bring her sister to justice.
What stops her?
Sisterly love or...?
In fact, Korede attempts to convince herself of Ayoola's innocence. She blames the "victims" and even the "murder weapon".
'For some reason, I cannot imagine her restoring to the stabbing if that particular knife were not in her hand; almost as if it were the knife and not her that was doing the killing. But then, is that so hard to believe? Who is to say that an object does not come with its own agenda? Or that collective agenda of its previous owner does not direct its purpose still?' (p. 36)
Published by Anchor Books
A Division of Penguin Random House Inc.
Published in 2018
This gripping darkly comic thriller is perfect for a "challenged" reader with its easily digestible short--one to four pages--chapters. The chapters are so short, in fact, that some readers may be tempted to speed read. But doing so is unwise because transitions are subtle and information is provided sparsely. And you don't want to miss any of the twists and turns.
Braithwaite utilizes a clever means to convey backstory--Korede confides in Muhtar (a man in a coma).
Set in the city of Lagos, My Sister, the Serial Killer is a culturally rich book and I enjoyed visiting Africa from the comfort of my reading chair.
'In the Western world you can walk or dance in the rain, but here, the rain will drown you.' (p. 144)
I'm still here.
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