May Cobb’s The Hunting Wives

Today, I launched my new podcast, The Thriller Zone, where my special guest is May Cobb, author of The Hunting Wives. We had a blast, and you can listen here.

I also wanted to provide my review on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy and will consider picking up a copy of the book. It’s a quick & steamy read…and is as hot as an East Texas summer.


The Hunting WivesThe Hunting Wives by May Cobb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was introduced to May Cobb by a mutual friend, and since I trust my her judgement, I reached out to May and eagerly sought the book.

Now, in all honestly, and not to sound like a “dude,” but I originally thought this was going to be a “chick book.” And it pretty much is. However, once the story gets started (and for my taste it took a little while), it clicks in and you’re instantly in for a helluva ride.

You’ll think: Big Little Lies meets Desperate Housewives with a dash of Sex In The City; just in East Texas.

The atmospherics (my word) is thick & sweaty; having lived in the South, it pulled me in instantly. But it’s the complexity of several of the characters that keeps you turning pages; well, that and the short chapters–that’s always a good thing for thriller writers.

The main character, as I told May on my podcast, The Thriller Zone, is a “hot mess.” She seems pretty normal at first, albeit bored with a move to a new small town, but it isn’t long before you see she’s got some issues–from a past that haunts her, and a present that tempts her. She also likes to drink. A lot. But then, hell, they all do.

Imagine a “girl’s club” that gets together on Friday nights to shoot skeet while enjoying more than enough cocktails. That is, until they turn it up a notch and go out on the town…looking for trouble.

Yes, they find it!

About halfway into the story, you may start thinking, ‘these gals, while living posh lives, seem pretty unhappy’ (read: dysfunctional), but then something goes severely wrong and all hell breaks loose. And your doubts are confirmed.

In a town that’s as “hot as hell” (another good laughing spot in my podcast), there’s a whole lot more going on than meets the eye.

Pour yourself a splashy cocktail and settle in for one hot & sticky mess of a fine & tasty thriller from a writer who has a tremendous career ahead of her!

PS: I read this treat in less than 2 days. Yeah, it’s that good.

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