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Ride with Madness by psychmum

No one thinks straight in a heatwave.

Ride with Madness is set in the long hot summer of 1995. It opens with Helen Byrne, who yearns for personal freedom in her stifling marriage to the upwardly mobile Malcolm. Her compulsive involvement with ex-prostitute Carla and the flamboyant cult leader Addison threatens to tip all of them into the kind of madness where no one seems to have . . .

A complete novel.
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Solid literary fiction

By Chris Poirier, editor

Nov 15, 2008: Ride With Madness—to date, at six chapters—is some very solidly-written literary fiction. The word that keeps coming to mind while I write this is "immaculate". With the exception of the opening few scenes, every word seems right—there’s nothing out of place.

The story begins when Helen, the taken-for-granted wife of a self-involved corporate climber, finds Carla, a young woman with a shady past, going into labour at a bus stop. Helen really doesn’t want to get involved, if the truth be [more . . .]

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