I received a free copy of A Fatal Twist from Netgalley in return for a fair review.
I enjoy yoga and have read the first in this series and quite enjoyed it, so I requested this one from Netgalley. This is the fourth in the series and Kate still has her yoga studio, however she is now pursuing training to be a doula to assist at her friend’s birth. In addition, she has two foster puppies, which Michael found and brought home. They seemed determined to destroy her home. With her hands full, it is almost too much for her when she stumbles across a dead body and a friend/yoga studio customer fleeing the scene.
To try to unravel the mystery and find the true culprit, Kate investigates the unsavory victim’s mistresses, his wife and his business. In addition, she is looking into the mystery surrounding the two puppies and a homeless advocate. The mystery twists and turns and connects all the dots at the end, coming to a satisfying conclusion.
The emphasis here is less on yoga as a theme and more on childbirth and the myriad of options and the conflicting (strong) opinions about the merits of each of them. There is also a subplot concerning puppy mills and backyard breeders and animal abuse. On a good note, there are happy endings for the humans (not the killer though) and the dogs!