Monday 26 December 2016

Book ~ "A Fatal Twist" (2017) Tracy Weber

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.

Kate owns a yoga studio.  She is living with Michael, the owner of a pet store, and her German Shepherd, Bella.  Michael finds a couple young pups abandoned outside his store and brings them home until he can find a home for them and finds himself getting attached to them.  Since they are pups, they are wrecking havoc in their home ... chewing on things, not being housetrained and somehow getting out of their crate.

Plus Kate's friend, Rene, is about to give birth to twins and Kate is her doula, something she is just learning how to do.

In the meantime, Kate's friend, Rachel, has been arrested for murdering her husband and Kate doesn't think she did it.  So she sets out to find the real murderer and there are many who could have done it ... the husband's mistress, his ex-mistress, his business partner, his stepdaughter (Rachel's daughter), the husband of a former patient and more.

This is the second book I've read by this author and I liked it.  It is the fourth in the Downward Dog series (I read and liked the first one a couple years ago).   Though it is part of a series, it works as a stand alone ... I haven't read #2 or #3 and I never felt lost.  It's obvious the author writes from experience ... she has a yoga studio in Seattle and a German Shepherd named Ana (Bella is based on Tasha, her German Shepherd who passed away in 2016).  I liked the writing style.  It is written in first person perspective from Kate's point of view.

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