A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber is the fourth book in the “Downward Dog” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, January 8, 2017

a-fatal-twistYogi Kate gets into triple trouble

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.

Tracy continues to deliver an enjoyable story with each book written. In the latest, Kate is learning to being a doula and having to deal with the aftereffects of abandoned puppies in this light-hearted drama. I like the comfortable tone and the pacing of this story which made it easy to follow along with all that was happening on the pages. I like how the mystery was set up where the multiple subplots were cohesively in sync as the story progressed towards its conclusion. The author did a great job in providing suspects and clues positioned to give me hints and when I thought I had a handle on the killer’s identity, the author changed direction with some interesting twists and turns that enriched the telling of this tale. I liked that Kate is doggedly persistent in finding the truth, especially when she gets unexpected help. And the ending, priceless. This was one of the best books in this delightfully appealing series and I look forward to my next visit with Kate and her friends.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author’s book publicist.

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