“Campy and delightfully naughty…
A taut and darkly funny contemporary noir that moves at lightning speed, it’s the wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
The crux of this story is serial murder…yet this book is full of humour and wit without being in poor taste, which I think is a pretty great achievement from Braithwaite.
From the beginning my sympathy was with the sisters whose history we slowly learn and in a paragraph near the end is one of the most touching moments I have ever read.
All the characters are very believable as, bizarrely, is the plot! The tale is told in the first person and Braithwaite’s style is flowing, fast and easy to read but, thankfully, is not overly simple. There is no waffling, no filling for word count and I was kept reading into the night. It’s something a little different and I would recommend it as a quick, extremely entertaining read.
Though the book is graphic in the practicalities, it is not gory, so is not a horror story and will not be beyond the faint-hearted.
Added 30th July 2020
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
As the title states, this tongue in cheek satire is about a woman named Korede, whose younger, beautiful sister Ayoola, is indeed a serial killer. Ayoola kills off her boyfriends when she grows tired of them.
Korede finds out when Ayoola calls her and needs her help when she kills her third victim. Korede is a nurse and knows a lot about cleaning up blood.
When the handsome Doctor Tade at the hospital Korede works at meets Ayoola he immediately falls for her. The problem is Korede had her eyes on the Doctor also so she will try to keep him alive.
From this point the story becomes a contest between the two sisters and the fate of the good Doctor hangs in the balance.
A short read at 226 pages in an undersized small book makes this a book you can knock off in a day or so.
Added 2nd February 2019