Loretta Lawson is spending this weekend in a borrowed flat in New York on one of the hottest weekends of the summer. She has hardly arrived in the city when she gets the first of a series of obscene phone calls, and the next day, in the Metropolitan Museum, she gets the feeling that someone is watching and following her. She tries to shrug it off, but then several disturbing incidents occur which are not easy to dimiss, and the one person who might be able to help -her ex-husband John Tracey, in New York on a story - has too many problems of her own.
Challenging, witty and unsettling, Full Stop is Joan Smith's most sophisticated and suspenseful novel to date. Joan Smith is the author of Misogynies, and five novels featuring Loretta Lawson: A Masculine Ending, Why Aren't They Screaming, Don't Leave Me This Way, What Men Say and Full Stop. The first two have been filmed for BBC television with Janet McTeer playing the role of Loretta. Joan Smith has also edited a collection of short stories, Femmes de Siecle, and is writing a book about food. She writes a monthly column in the Guardian, and contributes to the Independent on Sunday, the Observer and the Financial Times.
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