When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one by a distress call from her sister Ayoola, she knows what is expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This will be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in “self-defence”, and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police, but she loves her sister, and as they say family comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor who works with Korede. Korede has long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him with a knife in his back- but to save one would mean sacrificing the other.
This was such an interesting book, I’ve never read anything quite like it. The book is told from the point of view of Kerode, the sister of serial killer, Ayoola. The sisters had a tough childhood, and we’re left with the impression that this has impacted Ayoola, and is partly the reason why she kills her boyfriends. Ayoola is also seen as the prettier sister, and gets more attention than Kerode. It’s an interesting story as we see Kerode constantly worrying about being caught, while Ayoola seems to not be concerned in the slightest. She seems to believe she will get away with the murders no matter what, and even gets annoyed when Kerode tries to discuss the murders. It’s also a short enough book, only about 220 pages. It also has short chapters, making it extremely easy to read, and easy to devour in a couple of sittings. I would definitely pick this up if you’re interested in serial killer style books. It isn’t a mystery, however, we know who the killer is. It also isn’t a thriller, as we kind of know what’s happening all the time. I can’t even put it into a genre, but I loved it and would definitely recommend it.