This has been sitting on my TBR list for a very long time, ever since I got it in a Book of the Month. It's a book I haven't seen much talk about it and what I have seen has been really mixed. It sounded like a really wild, intense plot, and the summary was enough to hook me in from the first line. 

I had high hopes but the fact that it was such a far-fetched plot, not based on any sort of reality that you've come to know from other thrillers, scared me. When you go into something you've never read before, mixed with high hopes, you might get disappointed.

That being said, I was not disappointed with The Hunting Wives.  However, it was a really weird book and is definitely not for everyone. It's also not the type of book that leaves you feeling satisfied. I could've read a few more chapters where things were more neat and tidy but maybe that is the beauty of it. It left you wondering and with even more questions than you already had.

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb is not for everyone but if you want something different, weird, and thrilling, you might've just found your next read.

Publisher's Summary

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.

My Thoughts

Like I said, the book was weird. The fact that the main plot is that Sophie is incredibly obsessed with Margot to the point of stalking and befriending her under false pretenses, is weird enough. When you add in underage romances, a gun club, murder, and cheating spouses, you get an even weirder book.

Sophie gets mixed up with Margot and her gal pals and starts going with them on their 'hunting nights' where they shoot guns into the air and cheat on their husbands. Sophie starts ignoring her family and friends to kiss Margot's ass and eventually, gets caught up in something that will destroy her.

A teenage girl close to the hunting wives club ends up dead and all signs point to Sophie. Everything that happens from there on is a maddening, intense, twisted spiral and it leaves you hanging on every word.

It was also a really irritating book; all of the characters are unlikeable, annoying, self-centered, and weird. I really don't like books when everyone is wrapped up in one character, probably because I've never met anyone like that in real life. It doesn't seem realistic that one person is so charming that they can pull so many others in... and that's who Margot was.

Throughout the entire book, I wanted to shake Sophie and warn her that Margot was no good, that Sophie was better than this but it was written in the stars that nothing would get through to her. Sophie was obsessed and that obsession comes to a point in the book where my jaw dropped and I couldn't believe what I was reading, yet I wasn't surprised.

The story was infuriating because you saw the writing on the wall but I also think it was a really awesome book. It kept my attention through and through and was filled with unexpected surprises There were a few epic twists along the way, some that I never saw coming and that made the book really come to life.

As I said above, if you are looking for something weird, different, and completely awe-inducing, I think you will like The Hunting Wives!


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