Yesterday

Yesterday

by Felicia Yap

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Overview

How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday?

Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day's worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality-until...

A beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England's River Cam. The woman is Mark's mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator's and the suspect's memories are constantly erased — how can anyone learn the truth?

Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim — Felicia Yap's staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer. With the science-fiction world-building of Philip K. Dick and the twisted ingenuity of Memento, Yesterday is a thriller you'll never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316465250
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Felicia Yap grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a doctorate in history at Cambridge University. She has written for The Economist and the Business Times. She has also been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a Cambridge lecturer, a technology journalist, a theater critic, a flea-market trader, and a catwalk model. Felicia lives in London and is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy's novel-writing program.

What People are Saying About This

author of THE BIRDWATCHER - William Shaw

"Never has psychological crime fiction been so original, so witty and so inventive. This is an absolute firecracker of a read. I haven't enjoyed a debut this much in ages."

author of NEW YORKED - Rob Hart

"Yesterday is an inventive, wicked thriller with an addictive puzzle-box narrative. Every time I thought I had it figured out, Felicia Yap hits me with another twist."

author of NATURAL CAUSES - James Oswald

"A great murder mystery with a unique and unsettling twist. This book delighted and confounded me in equal measure!"

author of SONORA - Hannah Lillith Assadi

"Felicia Yap's Yesterday is a story about the vulnerability of memory and how the past always returns to haunt us. An exhilarating revenge thriller, equal parts suspense and philosophical science fiction."

author of BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS - Hilary Davidson

"Hypnotic and haunting, Yesterday confidently blends suspense, noir, and science fiction to construct a truly original, breathtaking story. Felicia Yap's debut is a work of genius."

Thriller Award-winning author of FAKE - Twist Phelan

"When it comes to memories, what do we choose to forget? To believe? Felicia Yap looks at these questions in Yesterday, an inventive, engrossing old-school murder mystery wrapped in a futuristic setting with a side of compelling love story and a killer twist at the end. Clever, unconventional, fast-paced, and above all engaging, Yesterday is a book to remember."

author of CROSSBONES YARD - Kate Rhodes

"An intriguing, fast-paced thriller that captivated me right from the start."

author of THE BIRD THAT DID NOT SING - Alex Gray

"This was an amazing book, very original and despite challenging the reader's suspension of disbelief it drew me in very quickly. Terrific to find a book that can be classed as a crime thriller yet stand out from the crowd."

bestselling author of THE DEMONOLOGIST - Andrew Pyper

"At once a high-concept thriller with a sci-fi premise and an old-school noir, Felicia Yap's YESTERDAY is a tasty, satisfyingly grounded blend. A rich, rewarding debut that shows the ways that memory can betray us as painfully - and perhaps as inevitably - as those we love."

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