• Rachel Penate

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Updated: Apr 10, 2020


★★★.5 / 5 (Standard)

★★★ / 5 (Mama Scale)


Short, somewhat "outside of the box" characterization of sisterhood, loss, and love.


Reading this book was a classic case of “Bookstagram made me do it.” I most likely wouldn’t have even glanced twice at this one if it weren’t for its glistening cover passing through my scroll feed.⠀

I wouldn’t stand up on the rooftops and shout about this one, but it was, nevertheless, a short, fast-paced read that I found to possess an original and somewhat refreshing plot - focusing more on the sibling bond than the murders themselves. Braithwaite did a great job of highlighting the dynamics of a sisterhood and the difficulty it is to turn your back on someone you love. ⠀

That all being said, I do think much of the book was lacking the complexity that a situation like this would truly possess for the main character. I came to understand her struggle but I didn’t really see it as eliciting fear within her - which was super odd. In addition, the characters were hard to like. I didn’t really find myself connecting at all with anyone in the book. ⠀

Overall, was well written and interesting, but lacking the depth of character development I desired. ⠀


Sure... if you would like a quick read and a books is a little outside of the box.⠀

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