Blanche’s Book Club: ‘The Hunting Wives.’

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I went to the library over the weekend. It was my FIRST time back since the pandemic began!

The library has been pretty strict about COVID precautions (understandably so), so I don’t think they’ve been open much. For a while, they were doing pickup — you could reserve a book online and someone would deliver it to your car.

I went once to pick something up for an online event they were hosting, but that’s really when I started reading more eBooks and listening to audio versions.

I used to go to the library every weekend, so it was a little weird to be back after two years of not going at all — but I was happy! I revisited all the books I marked online via the library’s digital catalog… but I decided to just browse the stacks instead of being calculated; I haven’t been able to do that in so long.

About three aisles in, I stumbled across “The Hunting Wives” by May Cobb — a book I’ve seen on tables in the airport and at Barnes & Noble. I grabbed it and started reading it as soon as I got home.

By lunchtime the next day, I was finished. I completely devoured it!

The book follows Sophie, who’s recently moved from a big city to a small town in Texas with her husband and young son.

She tries to busy herself working on her lifestyle blog, but quickly gets bored and meets some women that are members of high society. Secretly, they meet every Friday to shoot guns… but they also cheat on their husbands.

Sophie is wildly attracted to Margot — the group’s most prestigious member — and she seems to lose all morals and sensibility when it comes to her.

The dark side of it all remains hidden until a high school girl goes missing… and her body is discovered on the same property as shooting practice.

Sophie starts to question everything, but then detectives start questioning her.

This book is perfect for what it is: a quick mystery that could be read by the pool with a cocktail or cuddled up on the couch with a glass of wine.

I oddly related a tiny bit to Sophie in that I’ve met people in elite circles and there’s something about their world that is very mysterious and enticing. It’s difficult to pull yourself out of it once they invite you in.

I loved this book so much, I looked to see what else May Cobb has and she’s got a new one coming out in May that looks good, called “My Summer Darlings.”

I needed something like this to snap me out of a bit of a reading rut. I think it would make a great movie!

Have you read this book?

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