Thursday, January 12, 2017

Blog Tour: A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #4 in A Downward Dog Series
Publisher:  Midnight Ink 
Release Date:  January 8, 2017
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738748788

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Review

There’s never a dull moment for yoga instructor, Kate Davidson. She is preparing to be the doula for her best friend who is having twins when she stumbles upon the murdered body of a noted fertility doctor. The doctor happens to be the husband of one of her students, who had a huge fight with her husband in front of Kate. Kate’s complete belief in her student sends her on a chase for the real killer.

In the meantime, her boyfriend brings home two rambunctious puppies. The puppies, plus Kate’s own special needs dog Bella, is taking up all their time as well as adding much friction in their relationship.

As Kate investigates the murder, she discovers much more than she bargained for – not only for her student but for three unsuspecting dogs.

I love this series. I read the first two books and enjoyed them. I still have to read the third book, which is on my Kindle. This one is the fourth and is actually my favorite of the series so far.  It's fast-paced with all the ingredients to keep you guessing to the end.

The characters are all well-written and have depth to them. The plot is captivating with so many different possible outcomes. The author gives us so many clues to solve the mystery and I still missed all the signs of the real culprit. A Fatal Twist has a captivating storyline with an interesting cast of characters. I was up until late at night reading this one, but it was worth it.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2017
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017 (Career-based: Yoga Instructor)
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2017

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series 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.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.

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  1. This sounds like a fun cozy book and series! I will share this giveaway with my readers in my blog's sidebar.

  2. I like the idea of mystery series with yoga! Fun!

    1. It's a lot of fun. Yoga is my lifework, so I can't help but have it in my writing!

  3. This sound great! I love that all the clues were there...I hate it when something is revealed at the end that was never hinted at in the story.

  4. Thank you so much for having me on Sacrates book reviews today. I'm delighted you liked A FATAL TWIST!

  5. I got to listen to the first book in this series and it was cute. I need to get the next one. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm working on the audiobook for the second one. I hope you love it!

  6. I loved the excerpt for "Fatal Twist" and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read this series.

    1. Thank you! I hope you give it a try and love it!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read and I'm headed back to Amazon to check out the first in the series!

  8. I like this series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  9. This looks like a fun series. Thanks for the giveaway. :)


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