Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage in a world that is divided not by race or religion but by how long of a memory you are born with. Claire is a mono, as is most of the population, that can only remember one day of her life at a time. Mark however is a duo and can remember that extra day which makes duos consider themselves better than monos. Every citizen however keeps a daily dairy to study to try to remember that which they forget.
One day a body of a woman is found nearby where Claire and Mark live and soon a detective shows up at the couple’s door looking to talk to Mark. It seems that the victim had written quite a bit about Mark in her diary which is now property of the police and he is brought in for questioning in the woman’s murder. The detective has his own secrets and is insistent he will solve the case in a day with Mark being his primary focus.
Yesterday by Felicia Yap is a bit of mix of fantasy and thriller which really had me intrigued when reading the synopsis. Being one that loves when an author goes a bit out on a limb and tries something a bit different than you normally find I just had to pick this one up and really wasn’t disappointed as I found it a fun one to read.
The story is told from several different POVs, Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the also victim through her diary entries. It’s easy to follow along though and fun to see all sides of the story as it developed.
I did however find a few flaws with the book but it really didn’t bother me too much and bring down my enjoyment reading the story. Just in my opinion it could have used a tad more world building in the fantasy side and the thriller side really only had a few options so it isn’t too hard to guess the outcome. However, being that the author took a chance and included both sides in the story I would still recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.