Yesterday by Felicia Yap
Published on 10 August 2017
I really enjoyed this book – completely different with a superb and interesting storyline.
“How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday?
There are two types of people in the world. Those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before.
You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night, you write down the things that matter. Each morning, your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did.
Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband’s mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago.
Can you trust the police? Can you trust your husband? Can you trust yourself?”
Not a concept that I have ever read about and I think it was just so clever. It got me thinking about what it would be like to only remember a couple of days and only then based on what I written about it (I-diary is a must in this book!).
Would people want to remember bad things that had happened and prefer to be happy in the knowledge they needn’t have to remember it if they chose not to? The social classes are interesting too – this is obviously apparent in the world today. The Mono’s looked down on as the ‘inferior’ of the two with Duo’s living the more privileged lives.
Very interesting take on this and I can understand why this is touted as one of the books to look out for in 2017.
Thank you to Millie Seaward at Headline for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.