Release Date: May 18, 2021
“[A] sharply observed thriller.”—Pop Sugar
“Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable….You’ll devour it.”–Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder.
About The Book:
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.
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About The Author:
My upcoming thriller, THE HUNTING WIVES, will be released from Berkley/Penguin Random House in May 2021.
My debut thriller, BIG WOODS, won multiple awards and was released summer 2018.
I’m currently finishing a book about the late, jazz great, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, a project which has been in the works for twenty years. Kirk was a human phenomenon—a multi-instrumentalist who was best known for his miraculous ability to play three saxophones simultaneously. During his brief life, he defied staggering odds—from blindness, to prejudice, to a paralyzing stroke—in order to play the music that came to him through dreams. His story is what made me want to become a writer.
I grew up in the piney woods of East Texas where both THE HUNTING WIVES and BIG WOODS are set. After college, I moved to San Francisco where I studied Victorian Literature for my Master’s, and gravitated towards that era’s detective novels, known as “sensation novels”, such as Wilke Collins’ THE WOMAN IN WHITE.
I then lived in Los Angeles for a few years where I worked for filmmaker/writer Ron Shelton and his wife, the actress Lolita Davidovich
I currently live in Austin, Texas, with my husband and son where we enjoy traipsing around the area’s many beautiful parks. I also enjoy napping, staring into space, making to-do lists for my to-do lists, shoveling cookies down my throat when I’m writing a particularly difficult scene (and even when I’m not), wearing my PJ’s as often as I can get away with and collapsing into bed at the end of a day with a great book.
My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Austin Monthly, and Edible Austin.https://www.maycobb.com/
Perfectly executed and deliciously satisfying. Loaded with rowdy women, smart twists, and refreshing spice, this one hits the bullseye.” –Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
Wickedly dark, juicy, and addictive, The Hunting Wives is written as if the characters from Big Little Lies and Desperate Housewives moved into the same upscale, twisted neighborhood. A gripping, compulsive read, it’s masterful suspense filled with wealth, power, and deadly secrets that will make your jaw drop. An absolute must-read!”–Samantha M. Bailey, international bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
“The Hunting Wives is just like Texas…big, bold, and hot! This spicy novel is filled with unpredictable twists and unforgettable characters, and it’s impossible to put down.”–Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
“[A] grown-up Mean Girls brimming with dangerous vices and uncertain alliances. A fast, engrossing read.”–Zoje Stage, author of Baby Teeth
“Irresistibly lured into a world of entitled wealth and dark secrets, Sophie O’Neil’s life comes crashing down around her. A sizzling and racy psychological thriller.”–Liv Constantine, international bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish