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

Felicia Yap

13 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

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?

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


'The thriller of the summer' - Observer

'Yap is a phenomenon' - Guardian

'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


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.

You can't recall what he did that day, because you only remember yesterday.

You rely on your diary to tell you where you've been, who you love and what you've done.

So, can you trust the police?
Can you trust your husband?
Can you trust yourself?

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

  • A 2017 literary event - Newsweek

  • Yap is a phenomenon - Guardian

  • A psychological thriller with a unique dystopian concept, The writing is fast-paced and the story full of twists and turns. - Courier Mail

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

  • The most original thriller you'll read this year! A page turner you'll never forget.

  • YESTERDAY is an original, inventive, gripping novel.

  • Felicia Yap's YESTERDAY is a massively clever thriller that investigates our notions of memory and identity with a clear, unflinching eye

  • 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.

  • A great murder mystery with a unique and unsettling twist. This book delighted and confounded me in equal measure!

  • 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

  • Felicia Yap's YESTERDAY is a massively clever thriller that investigates our notions of memory and identity with a clear, unflinching eye - Richard Skinner

  • 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

  • The most original thriller you'll read this year! A page turner you'll never forget. - James Law

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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 is her debut novel.