On The Shelf Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Genre: Mystery/thriller.

Publication Date: 10th August


A brilliant high-concept thriller – a debut with all the intrigue of Gone Girl and the drama of Before I Go To Sleep – just 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?


Okay when I picked this book I expected a plain old psychological thriller but what I didn’t expect was the element of Sci-fi. In this world after the age of twenty three you become divided into two groups Monos, who can only remember the previous day and Duos who can remember two days. Then there is the victim Sophia Alyssa Ayling who can remember everything.

She is hell bent on revenge against duo novelist wannabe MP Mark Henry Evans and his mono wife Claire but she is suddenly found dead in the River Cam. It then up to Inspector Hans Richardson (a mono masquerading as a duo) to uncover the truth.

I absolutely loved this book. The characters were fantastic and even though the story line was a bit ‘out there’ so to speak, I enjoyed seeing their story unfold. I honestly thought I’d figured out the murderer by about half way through but boy was I wrong (which I have to say doesn’t happen very often!). There’s plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.

If you are looking for an out of the box mystery/thriller this is the book for you.

Rating: 4/5

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.

Author: ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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