The Hunting Wives by May Cobb | Berkley Publishing {Book Review}

{Thank you to Berkley Publishing for my gifted copy}⁣ 

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb


Book Summary:

The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder.

Sophie O’Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like the perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic rural community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is now too quiet, and she’s feeling bored and restless.

Then she meets Margot Banks, an alluring socialite who is part of an elite clique secretly known as the Hunting Wives. Sophie finds herself completely drawn to Margot and swept into her mysterious world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie’s curiosity gives way to full-blown obsession, she slips farther away from the safety of her family and deeper into this nest of vipers.

When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the Hunting Wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spiraling out of control.

Publication Date:

May 18th, 2021


Contemporary Fiction/Thriller/Suspense

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My Review:

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

When I am having a harder time concentrating, I need a completely propulsive book that grabs my attention from the start – and The Hunting Wives is definitely that! Women behaving badly mixed with a murder investigation?!

I will say that this is certainly an engrossing read and not like anything I have picked up lately but it won’t be for everyone. It’s scandalous and can feel a bit over the top at times but if you are looking for a page-turner this spring or summer, this is a great choice. There unlikeable characters who are up to no good, plenty of dysfunction, suburban drama, and then the unthinkable happens.

The Hunting Wives

I loved the premise of how easy it can be to be pulled into a web of lies and deceit, and how tricky it can be to untangle from it all. I don’t normally include “trigger warnings” in my book reviews because so many things can be tricky depending on your personal experiences but this one really does need one …especially regarding alcohol use.

Thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy.

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