The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Hunting Wives

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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Have you ever just seen a book cover and thought “I got to give this book a try!”? Well that is how I felt when I saw The Hunting Wives on Netgalley!


And then in the description of the book was the phrase “nest of vipers”. I had to say that expression def intrigued me about the book- maybe even more than the cover!


What I liked:

Well the cover. It’s pretty badass!

The vibe of this group (even though no one is really likable) It’s like Mean Girls: The Later Years meets Texas + some gun loving folks. And maybe a tad bit of a Desperate Housewives vibe.

The ending. I liked how things ended- and really liked how things ended for a particular character or 2. 😉


A bit of a mini-rant:

Sophie. Sophie. SOPHIE. When one of your closest friends tells you to watch your back with these particular ladies- maybe ummmmmm…. heed her freaking warning?!?! I don’t care if you are bored. Or all the other emotions you were feeling. I could have screamed at Sophie at least 5 times in this book.


Bottom line: I would love to see this book made into either a movie or a mini-series or something. It was a good book and would be even better on a screen ( I think!)


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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