Yesterday : The phenomenal debut thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal

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A brilliant high-concept debut thriller - just how do you solve a murder when you only remember yesterday?

'The thriller of the summer' - Observer

'A 2017 literary event' - Newsweek

'The intrigue of Gone Girl and the drama of Before I Go to Sleep' - iNews

'So hotly tipped it should come with scorch marks... Quite literally mind-bending' - Red

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?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 164 x 241 x 38mm | 700g
  • Wildfire
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472242211
  • 9781472242211
  • 455,482

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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.
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Yap is a phenomenon * Guardian * A 2017 literary event * Newsweek * The thriller of the summer * Observer * Original and gripping * The Times * This book will fill that Girl on the Train hole in your life * Marie Claire * Felicia Yap's mind-bending debut * Glamour * A highly intriguing thriller * Heat * Yap's story is full of unexpected twists and turns, along with the requisite sprinkles of revenge, lust and love * Evening Standard * A clever, complex tale which makes you think about memory in a new way * Irish Examiner * The intrigue of Gone Girl and the drama of Before I Go to Sleep * iNews * With the tone of many Gone Girl-esque thrillers, surplus red herrings and a blockbuster worthy twist, Yesterday is the perfect holiday read... In a year where there has been no shortage of hotly anticipated psychological thrillers Yesterday stands out from the crowd... an intriguing page-turner * Stylist * So hotly tipped it should come with scorch marks... Quite literally mind-bending' * Red * A thrilling new voice... Yap's debut will have you gripped all holiday long * Red * A genuine page turner * Best * The One That Everyone Is Talking About ... Enthralling high-concept psychological thriller... A clever revenge tale with a twist. * Woman & Home * A smoking hot new talent * The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club Newsletter * An ambitious and intelligent thriller * Shots * A high concept debut with a foot in science fiction and another firmly in the thriller genre, this is a debut to seriously look out for. Multi-faceted, clever and with a series of challenging twists, this is a fast, rewarding and entertaining read that challenges and dares to try and do something new in the thriller stakes * Crime Time * A great murder mystery with a unique and unsettling twist. This book delighted and confounded me in equal measure! -- James Oswald, author of NATURAL CAUSES An intriguing, fast-faced thriller that captivated me right from the start -- Kate Rhodes, author of CROSSBONES YARD YESTERDAY is an original, inventive, gripping novel. -- Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM I was so gripped! Five stars -- The Unmumsy Mum Felicia Yap's YESTERDAY is a massively clever thriller that investigates our notions of memory and identity with a clear, unflinching eye -- Richard Skinner, author of THE RED DANCER 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. -- Alex Gray, author of THE BIRD THAT DID NOT SING The most original thriller you'll read this year! A page turner you'll never forget. -- J.S. Law, author of TENACITY 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. -- William Shaw, author of A SONG FROM DEAD LIPS 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. -- Twist Phelan, Thriller Award-winning author of FAKE 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. -- Hannah Lillith Assadi, author of SONORA 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. -- Rob Hart, author of NEW YORKED 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. -- Andrew Pyper, bestselling author of THE DEMONOLOGIST Felicia Yap takes a unique premise and rockets through this year's most clever storyline. Spectacular twists, characters as distinct as they are compelling, and a resolution absolutely no one will have seen coming make Yesterday a propulsive read. Memory loss has never been so fun. -- Michael Cooper, author of CLAWBACK
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About Felicia Yap

Felicia Yap grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, before achieving a doctorate in history (and a half-blue in competitive ballroom dancing) at Cambridge University. She has written for The Economist and The Business Times. She has also worked as a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a Cambridge lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model. Yesterday was her first novel, Future Perfect is her second.
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3.43 out of 5 stars
- 2,617 ratings
5 14% (369)
4 35% (920)
3 34% (902)
2 12% (320)
1 4% (106)
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