Newly qualified psychologist Lauren Brown starts out with high hopes in her first proper job. The world seems to be as it is normally portrayed, and her life can be read as a conventional romance story. On another level, however, it soon becomes apparent that we are witnessing an illusion, and that nothing is what it seems—not even to Lauren. The nature of reality is illuminated through a more focussed prism, and the spectre of mental illness and confusion is seen to be interwoven into everything. The reader is left having to question their own beliefs and their own sanity.
OJ Kidd is a former senior biological scientist in the intimate garment industry. Madness at Noon is his first novel. Educated at the University of Cape Town, he now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and three children. He plans writing more fiction novels with a distinctly allegorical flavour. Aside from writing, he maintains his interest in the world of beautiful women.