Monday, 28 August 2017

Book Review: Yesterday

Yesterday
By Felicia Yap
Published by Wildfire
Available in hardback & ebook
Paperback is forthcoming

You know how Samuel L. Jackson's character is Jurassic Park says 'hold on to your butts' well that's what you need to know before reading this book. Felicia Yap's debut novel, Yesterday, is an addictive psychological drama with twists and turns and you'll find that you might not be able to put this book down.

There are two types of people - those who can only remember yesterday (monos), and those who can also recall the day before (duos). Each night events of the day are recorded - all the things that matter or you need to remember. Every morning your diary tells you where you were, who you love, what you do each day.

Yet, those diary entries can turn against your future self....

Claire believes she has the perfect life - living in Cambridge with her author husband who has a new political career on the horizon - she doesn't need to work, enjoying her garden. Yet, the police are at her door, saying that the body of her husband's mistresses was found in the River Cam.  They think her husband killed her... yet her husband is telling her another thing. All of the evidence is suspect and she has no idea who is telling the truth.

This is a story of betrayal, love and deceit where it's hard to trust the people around you and quite possibly you are the unreliable narrator to your own life. Yap taps into society's fears of losing our identities, memory and love. Who can be trusted?

This story will keep you gripped until the end. So grab a copy soon but don't blame me if you can't put the book down! You can buy Yesterday from your favourite bookshop.

I was sent a copy by the publisher.

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