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 until she meets Margot Banks. 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 spirals out of control.
Cobb plumbs the depths of Sophie's ennui as she realizes that this small-town life that she craved--'the quiet ticktock of the street'--begins to feel 'oppressive.' Sophie sees the manipulative Margot as a 'glamour fix,' an outlet for her restlessness. Cobb intelligently imbues The Hunting Wives with unexpected twists, accented by witty dialogue, leading to a surprising finale ... In this intelligently plotted thriller, a woman desperate to be a part of a secret women's clique gets caught up in risky games.
An incredibly fun and exciting domestic thriller, with parts that will make most readers blush at least once, May Cobb’s The Hunting Wives is a bold and unpredictable ride through friendships, secrets, red flags, parties, seduction, and murder ... Cobb’s thriller reads like a show that you just can’t stop binge-watching. With its perfect blend of excitement, fun, humour, and sex, it is impossible to put down. Page after page flies by as the reader, just like Sophie, gets pulled (willingly, of course) deeper and deeper into the web that Cobb has woven.