Yesterday by Felicia Yap

How do you solve a murder when you 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.


I enjoyed Yesterday by Felicia Yap. Set in an alternate reality where people suffer from short time memory loss and have to keep a diary to remember past events.

The story is told through the view points of four different people. The concept is fascinating. I found this to be an interesting thriller with murder, infidelity and lies. The characters are fantastic and set within a brilliant plot. I was intrigued from the start.

An excellent debut novel for this author which will appeal to readers of fantasy, sci-fi and young-adult readers.

Thank you to NetGalley, Headline and Felicia Yap for the opportunity to read and review this novel.

  • TITLE: Yesterday
  • AUTHOR: Felicia Yap
  • PUBLISHER: Headline / Wildfire
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 10 August 2017



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Felicia Yap grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She has written for The Economist and TheBusiness Times. She has also been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a Cambridge lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model.

Felicia lives in London and is a graduate of the Faber Academy’s novel-writing programme. Her debut thriller Yesterday was published by Headline (UK), Little Brown (US) and around the world in August 2017.
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