Today's #OMPReads comes from Eileen! It's her favorite book of the year so far, and comes out on August 1. "In YESTERDAY, author Felicia Yap asks "How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday?'. In a world where you're either Duo (with two days' worth of memories) or Mono (with only one day of memories), another important question is - how do you know whether you've committed a murder when you only remember yesterday? A fascinating concept when everyone's memories are suspect - they're only as accurate as you were honest in detailing them. When the suspects and witnesses have only their journals to provide accounts of their actions and relationship with the victim, a Mono detective has a major challenge - one that he must solve today before he loses his memories. LOVED IT!"
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.