Print Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Books
I honestly did not expect this book would so entertaining! It has murder, dark humour, sarcasm, touches on grim issues but still makes you turn the pages as quickly as possible without losing the way. Let me explain why you should pick this book for your next read—so here we go!
The chapter starts with the protagonist, Korede, a Nigerian female nurse who is cleaning the mess as quickly and carefully as possible that her drop-down gorgeous sister Ayoola has committed, the murder of her boyfriend. And hold on—by the way this isn’t her first murder.
Maybe she is reaching out because she has sent another man to his grave prematurely. Or maybe she wants to know if I can buy eggs on the way home. Either way, I’m not picking up.Oyinkan Braithwaite
Let me write down some basic observations—the chapters are small; the story revolves around many grim issues but does not delve deeper to make the overall story sad; the two sisters have completely different personalities yet somehow, they still manage to keep themselves strongly tied due to hardships faced together early on in their lives. While Ayoola flirts and murders, Korede as an elder sister faces the dilemma where her moral compass keeps questioning whether to save her sister or divulge the truth about the murders committed by Ayoola (she of course can’t since she already disposed of the bodies). Things start to go haywire when Ayoola sets her eyes on Korede’s crush Tade – a senior doctor at her hospital who is completely smitten by Ayoola.
It’s because she is beautiful, you know. That’s all it is. They don’t really care about the rest of it. She gets a pass at life.Oyinkan Braithwaite
In the end, I could not put my ebook down and had to find out how it all ends. I will not spoil it for you, but this book does a good job of throwing light on issues like violence, physical appearance, society and culture of Nigeria. From their dishes to costumes, you are given a glimpse into the life of a Nigerian woman. And when we toss some murders in, the story becomes a whole lot interesting! Highly recommend it for a quick and entertaining read if you enjoy contemporary slasher stories.
Ratings on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being exceptional):
Quality of writing – 7
Pace – 10
Plot development – 8
Characters – 7.5
Enjoybility – 8
Insightfulness – 7
Ease of reading – 10
Photo/Illustrations – NA
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