An immensely, enjoyable read that’s a perfect page turner. The story opens when Korede is having her dinner with a phone call from her sister saying she needs her immediately. This is not the first time her sister has called in this distressed state and Korede knows instantly what has happened. Her bathroom cupboard is stuff full of cleaning material for this very situation.
This is 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.
I adored the voice of Korede, it is engaging and humorous bringing a smile when she is describing the situation she finds herself in. There are lovely scenes in the book such as when she is pulled over by the policeman with the boot of her car still bloodied. Korede works in a hospital in a job she cherishes for a doctor she is in love with. Her life is about to be turned upside down when her sister, Ayoola, falls for the same doctor.
The book is full of great characters, the girls on the hospital reception desk or the coma patient Mohammed and the object of their affections, Dr Tade Akigbe. It does end a little too quickly and feels rush but that doesn’t take away from the overall story. If you are looking for a engaging, enjoyable read that’s beautifully written, darkly comical and doesn’t take itself too seriously this is the book for you. Definitely worth a read.
Atlantic Books/£12.99/ 9781786495976