Laura Griffith is a native of the Chicagoland area and has lived there her whole life. She developed a love for all types of writing at an early age and wrote for local newspapers and newsletters before turning her aspirations to fiction. She has written a few screenplays and stage plays, and finally finished her first novel, Remember, in 2009.
Laura is a huge supporter of fine arts - music, theater, and writing have played a part in her life since elementary school. Being a member of the band and theater in school helped develop her love of stories and performance. And when time allows, she can now be found getting involved with her local community theater. She is also very excited to see her first children's play being performed in February of 2010.
Her inspiration can be found in the writings of her favorite authors who span a number of genres - James Rollins, Matthew Reilly, Danielle Steel, and Lisa Gardner top her list of writers to model. Of course, her biggest inspiration and support come from her friends and family - without whom her sanity would be lost.
Everyone from her amazing daughter, husband, and parents to her inspirational grandmother to her supportive close friends and family - all of her writing is dedicated to them.
After a freak car accident, Professor Robert Madigan begins to suffer impairment of his short-term memory. Suddenly, moments that have just occurred are impossible for him to recall. His family and friends struggle to help him, but, as time goes by, it starts to appear to be more than a temporary condition. His job, his marriage, and his life begin to suffer, but nothing he tries to do works.
On his way home from work one evening, Robert finds himself standing over a battered, dead body. His hands are covered in blood. He has no recollection of what transpired before that very moment. The police arrive on the scene and take the professor in for questioning as their lead suspect.
As the police investigate the murder and sort out the details, Robert and his family begin to question the professor's lost memory. Had he been under enough stress to have snapped? Or did he witness a crime that he cannot remember the details of? And if he was a witness, what would a murderer do to keep his only witness quiet?
To uncover the truth, Robert must work with the detectives to piece together what happened that evening, no matter what the cost. But will he remember anything, and will it be too late?
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