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Yesterday

(2017)
(The first book in the Hans Richardson series)
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How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday?

Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day's worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality-until...

A beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England's River Cam. The woman is Mark's mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator's and the suspect's memories are constantly erased -- how can anyone learn the truth?

Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim -- Felicia Yap's staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer. With the science-fiction world-building of Philip K. Dick and the twisted ingenuity of Memento, Yesterday is a thriller you'll never forget.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Yap is venturing into new genre territory--dare I call it a neuro-sci-fi thriller? An ambitious and fascinating twist on the throwback detective story, where we can't guess who is the killer and who is the victim... and memory itself is on trial." - Sandra Block

"Felicia Yap takes a unique premise and rockets through this year's most clever storyline. Spectacular twists, characters as distinct as they are compelling, and a resolution absolutely no one will have seen coming make Yesterday propulsive read. Memory loss has never been so fun." - Mike Cooper

"Hypnotic and haunting, Yesterday confidently blends suspense, noir, and science fiction to construct a truly original, breathtaking story. Felicia Yap's debut is a work of genius." - Hilary Davidson

"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

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

"At once a high-concept thriller with a sci-fi premise and an old-school noir, Felicia Yap's Yesterday is a tasty, satisfyingly grounded blend. A rich, rewarding debut that shows the ways that memory can betray us as painfully--and perhaps as inevitably--as those we love." - Andrew Pyper

"An intriguing, fast-paced thriller that captivated me right from the start." - Kate Rhodes

"Never has psychological crime fiction been so original, so witty and so inventive. This is an absolute firecracker of a read. I haven't enjoyed a debut this much in ages." - William Shaw


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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4722-4221-1 / 978-1-4722-4221-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 0-316-46525-9 / 978-0-316-46525-0 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4722-4222-X / 978-1-4722-4222-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4722-4220-3 / 978-1-4722-4220-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
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August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 0-316-51484-5 / 978-0-316-51484-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4722-4223-8 / 978-1-4722-4223-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Yesterday
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
Publisher: Wildfire
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4789-9010-4 / 978-1-4789-9010-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Yesterday: Library Edition
Author(s): Felicia Yap
ISBN: 1-4789-9007-4 / 978-1-4789-9007-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Yesterday
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal
Author(s): Felicia Yap
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Yesterday
Author(s): Felicia Yap
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA