Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead.
Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.
Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.
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The title is alone is very dark. And, I almost felt guilty laughing at some of the dialogue and scenarios in this book. I also wouldn’t categorize this book as a mystery/thriller although the title would lead you to think differently. There were a few layers to this book-a love story, emotional issues and cultural norms. There are murders and murderers involved in this plot, but these characters will leave you perplexed because they are not your classic, grimy murderers. These are educated, beautiful women with a back story to every crime which adds to the complexity of this book. The story is set in Nigeria so there was some interesting exploration into the expectations and cultural norms of the Nigerian culture which set up each scene beautifully.
I even shared a video book review for this book on Instagram.
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