What if today was your last day…
A bomb has exploded during a fashion show, killing a beautiful model on the catwalk. The murderer is still at large… and he may strike again. Yet this is the least of Police Commissioner Christian Verger’s worries. His fiancée Viola has left him. He has to keep his tumultuous past a secret. To make things worse, his voice assistant Alexa is 99.74% sure he will die tomorrow.
Moving from snowy 1980s Montana to chic 1990s Manhattan to a drone-filled 2030s Britain, FUTURE PERFECT is an electrifying race to solve a murder before it’s too late. Yet it is also a love story, a riveting portrait of a couple torn apart by secrets, grief and guilt. A twisted tale of how the past can haunt a person’s future and be used to predict if he will die… or kill.
This novel was so my sort of thing, speculative, imaginative and with an excellent group dynamic of characters whose realities are peeled back layer by layer.
Set in a world where an app predicts your future, the general setting of the story is within the glamorous world of high fashion. A bomb, a bet and an enduring friendship sets the scene as the plot unravels in often unexpected directions.
I do love a clever book that manages to remain unpredictable whilst also being wildly entertaining and beautifully written. I was a huge fan of “Yesterday” by this author but Future Perfect takes things to another level where the characters are key, the secrets hidden until the pitch perfect finale.
The imagined technology in the world Felicia Yap has built here adds a fabulous extra undertone to proceedings- after all if you have a more than 90% chance of dying today you may well choose different options – add to that the underneath themes of greed, love and betrayal and you have an absolute winner.
Really loved it. Can’t really say anything else except Highly Recommended.