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RIF’s Favorite Reads of 2018 (READ IT FORWARD)

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut is not for the easily offended—after all, it’s a comedic take on the common revenge fantasy many women have of killing their terrible boyfriends. Ayoola is gorgeous and vibrant and, well, murderous: her relationships, as her sister Korede delicately says, tend to end badly. So badly, in fact, that Korede, who’s always been the responsible sister in the family, helps clean up the mess, dispose of the body, and get rid of the evidence. She even reminds Ayoola not to be too flippant on social media while she’s meant to be mourning. There have been three dead boyfriends so far, and while Korede isn’t thrilled about this, she’s willing to help her sister out. But when Ayoola begins dating Korede’s crush, things get tricky—not only does Korede wish he was interested in her rather than attention-getting Ayoola, but Korede’s also concerned about his very life. A gothic tale of murder, sibling rivalry, love, and delicious revenge.

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