Review: The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

Author: May Cobb
Publisher: Berkley
Released: May 18, 2021
Received: Own (BOTM)
Warnings: Stalking, murder, classism

3 kitties

May Cobbs is back with a thrilling adventure titled The Hunting Wives. Right away, I knew that this was a book I had to read.

Sophie O’Neill put aside her busy career and life in order to move to a small town in Texas. At the time, it seemed like a great idea, choosing this idyllic town. But it didn’t take long for Sophie to realize just how restless this quiet life would make her.

It doesn’t take long before Sophie finds herself a distraction by the name of Margot Banks. She’s the ‘It Girl’ of this town, a socialite, philanthropist, and runner of a clique. Her clique is a secret, but those on the inside call themselves the Hunting Wives.

The Hunting Wives is another book from this month’s BOTM selection that immediately caught my attention. Can you blame me? Look at that cover! I love the imagery and playful nature of it all. Unfortunately, I think I might have ended up enjoying the cover more than the book itself.

I’ll admit that I had pretty high hopes for The Hunting Wives, so maybe I’m not entirely fair here. I simply could not bring myself to like Sophie, or really any of the other characters in this book (unless you’re willing to count minor characters like her husband and son).

Honestly, this book really tore me up a bit, but not for the reasons you might expect. It had so much potential (the core concept, the relationship between Sophie and Margot, the intrigue, etc.), but it kind of just fell flat for me.

The simple truth is that I really wanted to fall in love with this story and the characters. Instead, I walked away feeling more ‘meh’ than in love. On the bright side, it was a quick read, and it did successfully keep me busy for a few hours, so that’s something.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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