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What we’re reading: Karen Foxlee, Allie Brosh & Oyinkan Braithwaite (READINGS)

My Sister, the Serial Killer may just be the perfect summer read. This is a pulpy, pacy thriller with a razor-sharp sense of humour. Set in Lagos, Nigeria, the story follows methodical Korede and her beautiful younger sister Ayoola who has the unfortunate habit of murdered her boyfriends, only ever in self-defence of course! An experienced nurse, Korede has always felt duty-bound to clean up her sister’s messes, but when Ayoola attracts the attention of a doctor at the hospital where Korede works – a doctor that Korede has long been in love with – things get complicated. Like the best of thrillers, there’s a lot going on under the surface of this one which slyly critiques Nigeria’s patriarchal society and explores the legacy of abuse.

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