May 18, 2021

The Hunting Wives

The Hunting Wives

by May Cobb

Published May 18, 2021
by Berkley

Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Suspense, Mystery

Sophie, her husband Graham, and their son Jack are new to Mapleton, Texas. They moved from Chicago seeking a slower pace and a healthier place to raise their son. After getting settled, Sophie sets her sights on one of the wealthy, power females running the town – Margot. At a charity event, Sophie inserts herself in Margot’s orbit and scores herself an invite to “The Hunting Wives” club, a club of four women who like to shoot guns and cause trouble. As Sophie embeds herself into Margot’s world, she quickly spirals out of control – drinking to excess, staying out all night, and abandoning her family. Things go from bad to worse when a female from town goes missing and Sophie thinks her new crew may be involved.

Oh boy this was a FUN one. Juicy, gossipy, stalker-ish, mean girls-esque – I couldn’t get enough!!

I loved the pace of this novel. It was a fun read that kept me flipping pages and had me super anxious to learn what happens next. The novel opens with the reader learning that a woman is dead, so right off the bat the tone is set that this isn’t just a Real Housewives story with drama and pettiness – though there’s plenty of that!!

This is one of those books where you hate all the characters and it TOTALLY works. I was SO frustrated with Sophie and her absolutely terrible decision making but watching her was like watching a car crash, you just can’t look away.

Margot was another character I loved to hate. She was manipulative and controlling but she got away with it and part of you has to be impressed with the way she was able to play everyone around her.

There are lots of twists and turns in this novel that I wasn’t expecting and that made the ride all the more fun! From figuring out who was murdered to who was involved, the action and the second guessing never stopped.

If you’re looking for a fun, quick read, this one is absolutely one that cannot be missed.

Thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this novel.