#BookReview ~ Yesterday by Felicia Yap #BookBoost

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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About the Author

Felicia Yap grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She has been a cell biologist, a war historian, a university 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 creative writing program. Yesterday is her debut thriller.

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My Review

I went into this book thinking the blurb was rather intriguing but possibly not quite my style .. perhaps that was my mistake. If I think something sounds too far fetched at first glance it probably is. 

The concept is fascinating, memory is a fragile thing so what we would do if we couldn’t remember recent events? Now if that fact  had been explained it would have held my attention. Keeping a diary, yep I can understand that, memorising daily actions possibly, but in the world created by this author there are two human types mono and duo .. fairly simple to fathom mono recalls one day and duo two but that’s where my head gave up trying to understand the logic and just read it for the ‘story’.

Yes there is a plot, a murder, clues and secrets. I tend to read two to three books at any one time so that I can pick up my kindle or a paperback for convenience and dependent on mood. This system works for me .. some books get read in one sitting others I alternate. Well with Yesterday it needed my full focus so I tended to drop it for a few days in the hope when I went back I would get the ‘spark’ and thrill of being back in that world. It took me several weeks to get to the end. 

While it just wasn’t my favoured genre it is a nicely written book which will appeal to readers of sci-fi, fantasy, possibly YA and they will appreciate it for what it is. A cleverly thought out debut and it will be interesting to see where this author goes next.

Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley .. I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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