My Summer Darlings
by May Cobb
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Pub Date 17 May 2022 | Archive Date 17 Jun 2022
Berkley Publishing Group, Berkley
Three lifelong friends plus a dangerous, sexy new stranger in town add up to a scorching summer of manipulation, obsession, and murder, from the acclaimed author of The Hunting Wives.
A woman in the forest thinks she’s going to die.
I know he’s coming back for me.
Jen Hansen, Kittie Spears, and Cynthia Nichols have been friends since childhood. They are now approaching forty and their lives have changed, but their insular East Texas town has not. They stay sane by drinking wine in the afternoons, dishing about other women in the neighborhood, and bonding over the heartache of their own encroaching middle age and raising ungrateful teens.
Then Will Harding comes to town, moving into one of the neighborhood’s grandest homes. Mysterious and charming, he seems like the answer to each woman’s prayers. He’s a source of fascination for Jen, Kittie, and Cynthia, but none of them are ready for the way Will disrupts their lives.
As Will grows closer with each of the women, their fascination twists into obsession, threatening their friendships and their families. When he abruptly pulls away, each woman scrambles to discover the source of his affection. But what they’ll uncover is far more sinister and deadly than any of them could have ever imagined.
"MY SUMMER DARLINGS is addicting, twisted, and a whole lot of fun. It’s a steamy thriller that goes down with a bite, like a cold margarita on a hot day. A perfect summer read."—Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of THE SUN DOWN MOTEL
"Nobody writes deliciously wicked and devious housewives quite like May Cobb. MY SUMMER DARLINGS will tease, shock, delight, and enrage you. But most of all, it will leave you pleading for the next Cobb thriller!"—Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of DIAL A FOR AUNTIES
"Bold, sultry, and unapologetic, MY SUMMER DARLINGS is destined to become your next obsession. May Cobb is the queen of complicated female characters, and the ladies of Eden Place won't be ones you'll soon forget. A simmering, sexy read best accompanied by a strong cocktail."—Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE