#BookReview: My Sister, the Serial Killer

5 stars

Genre: Humorous crime fiction

My Sister, the Serial Killer


  • Funny; dark humor
  • Plenty of great Nigerian references
  • Wildly original


  • Entertaining; had me flipping the pages
  • Unusual ending that didn’t quite meet my expectations
  • Some loose ends left dangling, particularly regarding the backstory

This book totally blew me away. It feels like poetry jumping off the pages. 

First off, I loved the idea of the sister relationship as it involves murders. Then it’s got an amazing Lagos vibe which I really enjoyed. I love how Braithwaite is able to pull off both dark and comedic. 

My only slight issue came from the off-beat conclusion, but it does make you think… 

A wonderful book that I flew through because of its unique vibrant characters and community.

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  1. Thank you, Jen, for always educating me about the crime fiction genre, because I didn’t know there was a thing called “humorous crime fiction”. You’ve intrigued me with the line, “poetry jumping off of the pages”, so I might take a look. Thanks for the review!

    • Jennifer Chow says

      You’re very welcome! I didn’t know that there was a genre like that either. It’s great to find innovative fiction.

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