Friday, January 19, 2018

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery) by Tracy Weber (Blog Tour/Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery) by Tracy Weber

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Midnight Ink (January 8, 2018)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738750682
E-Book ASIN: B0711WY9ST

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is ready to marry her boyfriend Michael, so she's disappointed when a special dinner doesn't end with a proposal. But disappointment turns to dismay and outrage as she learns the real problem: Michael is already married and his green card-seeking wife is blackmailing him.

When his wife's body is found—by Kate and her dog, no less—Michael is strangely unable to remember where he was the night she died. Since Michael has no alibi, Kate steps up to uncover what happened. What she walks into is a tangled web of deceit, obsession, and immigration fraud . . . with Michael trapped in the middle.
My Review 

Kate Davidson is thrilled to be in a relationship with her boyfriend Michael. In fact, she expects to hear wedding bells ring in the very near future. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out quite the way Kate had planned. The biggest obstacle being that Michael is already married and neglected to tell Kate about it.

Michael travels to Oregon to ask his wife, Gabriella, for a divorce. Kate and her entourage of freinds, including her German Shephard Bella, make the trip with him. Of course things don’t work out exactly how they thought it would. Gabriella is willing to give Michael a divorce, but he’ll have to pay for it. Pay for it with a lot of money! Money he doesn’t have.

When Kate stumbles upon Gabriella’s dead body, she wonders if Michael could have gotten rid of his wife in another way. Gabriella’s death is ruled a murder and Michael is the prime suspect. Kate believes in Michael and vows to find out what really happened to Gabriella.

As Kate continues her investigation, she learns more and more about Gabriella and Michael’s relationship. She’s not so sure what this means for her own relationship with Michael, but first she has to keep him out of prison.

I love this series. I never expected that Michael had a secret wife. I’m not sure I liked that twist, but I couldn’t stop reading. I just had to find out how it would all end. I was completely engrossed in this one.

This is such an entertaining series with witty and fun characters. I always feel like I’m re-visiting old friends. It’s an engrossing, fast-paced story with characters I’ve come to truly care about. I especially adore the lovable canine, Bella.  I can’t wait for the next one.

For reading challenges:
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
2018 Literary Escapes Reading Challenge (Oregon)
2018 Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge

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

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. Thanks so For reading Pre-Meditated Murder! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it and that you hosted us here on Socrates' book reviews today

  2. I have the first 4 books in the series and have read the first 2. I need to read the 3rd & 4th, and then get a copy of this.

  3. Thank you for the review on "Pre-Meditated Murder" by Tracy Weber. I can't wait to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. I wont this one in a giveaway and I'm super excited to read it. It looks so fun!


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