The Hunting Wives
by May Cobb
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 18 May 2021 | Archive Date 18 Jun 2021
Berkley Publishing Group, Berkley
A Book of the Month Club Selection
“Gossipy, scandalous housewives behaving badly might make this the juiciest read of the season."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable....You'll devour it."--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
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.
"A delicious, malicious delight."—Amy Gentry, author of Last Woman Standing
"In a clean-lined cocktail shaker, blend Big Little Lies and Lucy Foley’s The Guest List, instant classics both. Add a jigger of The Stepford Wives, a shot of Texas whiskey, shake it like you mean it, and pour to serve... May Cobb [is] one of the most original crime novelists at work today... Both intelligent and clever, both satirical and deadly serious, swift and spooky and surprising alike, The Hunting Wives is that all-too-rare thriller blessed with the X-Factor. I suspect the X-Factor is May Cobb herself."—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable, The Hunting Wives is the kind of book your mother warned you about. You'll devour it."—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
"The Hunting Wives is just like Texas…big, bold, and hot! This spicy novel is filled with unpredictable twists and unforgettable characters, and it’s impossible to put down."—Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife