The Art of Forgetting
a romantic novel of medical suspense
Winner of the North Texas Book Festival, 2014
Winner of the north Texas book Festival, 2014
A brilliant author is trapped by a crippling form of amnesia. The only one who can free him, a doctor plagued by his past. When dark forces threaten to quash Dr. Lloyd Copeland's controversial cure, his career and his life, falling in love is the ultimate complication.
Dr. Lloyd Copeland is a young neurologist who is tormented by the conviction that he has inherited the severe, early-onset dementia that has plagued his family for generations – the very disease which spurred his father to take his own life when Lloyd was just a child. Withdrawn to a life of emotional detachment, he looks for solace in hollow sexual trysts as a way to escape his throbbing loneliness. Still, he clings to the hope that the highly controversial treatment for memory loss he’s been researching will free him from his family’s curse.
But when odd mishaps take place in his laboratory, his research is blocked by a hospital review board headed by Erin Kennedy: a beautiful medical ethicist with a link to his troubled childhood. The fight to salvage his reputation and recover the hope for his own cure brings him face to face with sordid secrets that rock his very self-identity. And to make matters worse, he finds himself falling irretrievably in love with the very woman who seems intent on thwarting his efforts.