Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review ~ A FATAL TWIST by Tracy Weber

A Fatal Twist (A Downward Dog Mystery, #4)
by: Tracy Weber
Series: Downward Dog Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: January 8, 2017
Publisher: Midnight Ink


Yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s life takes a chaotic turn once she agrees to not only be the doula for her pregnant best friend, but also play foster mother to two puppies. The chaos only gets worse when Kate finds the dead body of a philandering fertility doctor and Rachel, one of her yoga students, fleeing the scene.

Kate is convinced her student is innocent, and she sets out to find the real killer before her testimony condemns Rachel to a life behind bars. But her hands are full with caring for three dogs, teaching yoga classes, and gaining an unexpected crime-solving partner. If she’s not careful, Kate’s next yoga pose may be a fatal one.


REVIEW
A Fatal Twist is the fourth book in Tracy Weber's Downward Dog Mystery series and is truly a stand-alone read.  One of the reasons I love this series is because one of the star characters is Bella, a rescued German Shepherd. And because Bella’s human Kate is a person working on bettering herself.

Why, why, why must Bella the dog always be left in the car?  This should totally be illegal!  I don't care that Kate parks in a parking garage and gives the dog water.  You should never leave your dog in a car!!!  Okay, now that I have gotten that off my chest.

A Fatal Twist finds Kate’s best friend Rene preparing to have her babies.  Kate is going to be her doula and has been training under the watchful eye of a more experienced doula.  At the grand opening of the new birthing wing of the hospital, Kate discovers the body of Dr. Richard Jones.  Richard happens to be the husband of one of Kate’s yoga clients.  However, Kate also knows him to be an adulterer and in the middle of several lawsuits.  Kate tells the police she saw her client run past her and then discovered the body.  This among other things leads the police to arrest her client.  Now, Kate can't live with herself because she feels she pointed the police towards her client.  She sets off to learn more about Richard, and clear her client’s name.

Tracy has written a wonderful mystery.  Several people had reasons to want Richard dead. She did a wonderful job with her many red herrings.  I love the way she has progressed this series.  Tracy portrays Kate Davidson as a real person with real character flaws.  What has really impressed me is that Tracy has taken Tiffany, a character that I loath and turned her into someone I actually find myself liking.

I can't wait for the next book in this series to see how much further Tracy takes all her characters and what new mystery Kate will find herself in.

**Received a copy from the Midnight Ink and voluntarily reviewed the book.**

Rating: 4


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Murder Strikes a Pose ~ Review
A Killer Retreat ~ Review
Karma’s a Killer ~ Review

Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteriesseries featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and is a 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel.

Bella was based on my own special needs German Shepherd, Tasha, who passed away in 2016.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle and now share their home with their new and incorrigible German Shepherd pup, Ana. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching yoga, walking Ana, and sipping Seattle cider at her favorite local ale house.

Tracy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and the Dog Writers Association of America.

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