Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber (#2 in the Downard Dog Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery


Midnight Ink

Release Date:
January 2015

Yoga teacher Kate Davidson is hired to teach yoga classes at the Elysian Springs resort, where the owners are hosting their very own wedding celebration. Kate brings along her boyfriend, her dog Bella, and her friends for a mini-vacation. Kate isn’t thrilled to be surrounded by wedding talk since her boyfriend, Michael, is getting serious and Kate isn’t so sure she’s ready for that.

Their carefree vacation turns into an annoyance when one of the guests at the resort has a dog that seems to want to attack Bella any chance he gets. Bella’s health isn’t the best and the last thing she needs is to be attacked by another dog. When Kate tries to make the dog’s owner keep the dog on a leash, they instead find themselves in a huge public fight. It’s not long after that when the guest is found dead in the resort’s hot tub. According to the local police, Kate is the number one suspect.

Kate and her friends start their own investigation to discover the true culprit before she finds herself in prison for the rest of her life.

The author sprinkles yoga tidbits throughout the book and they are quite interesting. The book is filled with a mix of secondary characters that will either make you laugh or grind your teeth.

It’s a fast-paced story with a long list of suspects to keep readers guessing. It was fun to re-visit Kate and her friends, not to mention how her relationship with Michael is progressing and how Bella is doing as well. Being an animal lover, Bella the dog is probably my favorite character but the others are good too 

I enjoyed the first one very much and I enjoyed this one even more. I hope the author continues with this series.

For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2015
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2015
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2015
Where are you reading? challenge (Washington)
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2015

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Replies
    1. I'm considering getting Bella the dog a cat in one of the future books. Stay tuned!

  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book. I am absolutely DELIGHTED than you enjoyed it!

  3. I have the first one in this series and I'm very much looking forward to reading it. Sounds like a fun read!

  4. I didn't read your review as I plan on getting the books and don't read reviews before I write mine. Thanks for sharing and I'm so happy you are enjoying this series. 4 Stars is very encouraging!

  5. Thanks all! I hope when you read the books, you love them! Please let me know what you think!


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