Saturday, 29 July 2017

Yesterday by Felicity Yap - Book Review

YesterdayYesterday by Felicia Yap
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is a wonderful premise to this book. A world in which people are distinguished by their memory recall. Some of the population have 48 hour recall while the others only 24. In this crime mystery we discover what happens when a person with complete memory of past events seeks revenge on those responsible for her 17 year stay in a mental hospital only to turn up drowned in the river Cam.

Sounds thrilling, right? And it totally is. Told in the voices of the main protagonists, Yap skilfully relays the events so that we become totally involved in each of their lives. Characters are well rounded and believable in a world some may describe as dysptopian but certainly weird enough to make me glad I was neither a Mono nor a Duo.

The plot is carefully weaved with some intricate twists and turns that I never saw coming. That's always a plus for me. The only time I thought the intensity was lacking was towards the end when I thought the book should have been coming to a close but Yap amps up the tension a notch and I found myself engrossed until the closing pages.

As this is suspenseful and somewhat of a thriller, I don't want to give any spoilers. All I can say is that this is a well written book with a good pace and flowing language that will appeal to readers of several commercial genres and well worth the read.

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