Publisher: Berkley + Penguin Random House Audio
Release Date: May 18, 2021
Genre: Adult Fiction / Thriller
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.
Do you like drama? Do you like rich women behaving badly? Do you love Real Housewives? If you said yes to all or at least one of those questions then you need to read The Hunting Wives by May Cobb. I actually just realized I have her debut, Big Woods, and haven’t read it yet but I am going to be sure to remedy that shortly. I was immediately hooked as soon as I cracked this one open, and I listened to the audio in just 2 sittings, and that was only because I started at night before bed. It is told all from the viewpoint of Sophie and oh what a dummy she is. She wants to fit in with the Hunting Wives, but once she finds out what their group is all about she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
Reading The Hunting Wives is like listening to the most salacious gossip you have ever heard, and I loved every minute of it. I am a huge fan of drama-filled novels (case in point my love of The Favorite Sister), so I definitely got my fix with this one. There is one scene that gets pretty steamy which I wasn’t expecting, and it was full of surprises which I loved. The audiobook is narrated by Erin Bennett who happens to narrate a lot of Elin Hilderbrand‘s books, and I LOVED it. She did such a fantastic job, and I could picture the character of Sophie like it was her speaking instead of Erin. The end was such a shock, and I can say with complete certainty that I will now read everything Cobb ever writes.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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