Barney Westlake hadn’t expected to walk into another relationship quite so soon, in fact, his presence in Scotland and particularly his arrival in Largs was to forget Madeleine. That was some hell of an affair. He was sure to this day the woman was mad! Well, it certainly had felt like it. She had terrorized him and made his life an absolute misery with her unjustified jealousy and insane tantrums. To get away from her domination of him and her possession of his mind became his prime objective. Their relationship had become intolerable and near boarded on violence.
From ‘The Truth about Madeleine’ by Patrick Callaghan