Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #48

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 

Published on: November 20th 2018 by Doubleday Books

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Summary (from Goodreads):  When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other…

Book Beginning: “Ayoola summons me with these words — Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never hear those words again.” (pg. 1)

Page 56: “Rumor has it she was asked out on her first day by a boy in SS2. It was unprecedented. Boys in senior classes didn’t notice juniors, and when they did, they rarely tried to make it official. She said no. But I received the message loud and clear.” (pg. 56)

Thoughts: Interested to see the dynamic between the two sisters and how this arrangement came to be. As well as why her sister is a serial killer. I’ve heard it’s a short snappy read so perhaps I’ll pick this one up when I feel a reading slump coming on.

What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?


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19 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #48

  1. I still haven’t had time to read this one yet, but I do agree it sounds awesome! I never realised it was short… haha!

    Happy Friday! Here is my Friday post. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Ashley S. says:

    I’ve heard that this book is great. It definitely sounds like it will be. Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading! 🙂

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  3. yvonne473 says:

    I haven’t heard about this book, but it sounds very intriguing. Great choice!

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  4. Anne Bennett says:

    Sounds like a powerful book. My Friday quotes

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  5. Breana M. says:

    I have heard a lot of good things about this one.

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  6. Whoa! This sounds like it is going to be an intense read! I hope that you enjoy it. I am really intrigued by that beginning. 🙂

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  7. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while. I will need to check it out soon. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I need to read this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  9. Literary Feline says:

    This is one I have been eyeing lately, thinking I might want to read it. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend.

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