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Pre-Meditated Murder

(Downward Dog Mystery #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  82 reviews
If Kate Doesn't Act Fast, the Only "I Do" in Michael's Future Will Be at His Trial

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 estranged wife is blackmailing him.
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Published January 8th 2018 by Midnight Ink
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Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An angry and frustrated Kate Davidson and friends arrived in Canyon Beach, Oregon to help Kate's boyfriend Michael to get a divorce from his wife, Gabrielle. He married her before he met Kate to help her stay in the United States. Gabby was afraid to return to Mexico because of domestic abuse. Gabby wants a large sum of money for the divorce. Kate and Bella find her body and Michael has no alibi. Michael is arrested for the murder. Bella and her animal friend add humor to the tale. Her actions p ...more
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
A great beach read. A cozy murder mystery that involves dogs, yoga, and fake marriages. The author keeps the reader captivated until a very thrilling end. The author did a great job of giving enough detail from previous books so a new reader of the series (myself included) could understand what had happened in the past. The descriptions of the dogs is as fun and interesting as the descriptions of the individuals. A reader will definitely connect with the characters. Also the author's words illus ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

In this fifth Downward Dog Mystery, Kate, Michael, Bella along with Rene and her entire family including twin babies and twin dogs hit the road and travel to Oregon. Kate was expecting a proposal but then Michael drops the bomb that he is already married and that his wife is blackmailing him. Furious with Michael she shuts him out but when he decides to go talk to his wife the whole gang goes along. After one chilly meeting with the woman, Kate is unsure what to think. But the
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Connie Stein
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber, is the 5th book in the Downward Dog mystery series. This is a cozy mystery that involves yoga, dogs, and a fake marriages. Tracy kept me captivated until a very exciting end. She is a great writer with her details from the other four books that help a new reader understand the past. I have read three of the five books and love the characters in this series. This is a wonderful quick read. I would recommend this series to my friends.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I voluntarily read this ARC**

Oh my gosh that was a bit surprising. Kate managed to grow as a character between the books. I'm not sure how it happened, but I like the change. I also really liked how immigration was added to the story. It really made me think about how different situations might affect choices.
Jessica Robbins
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Pre Meditated Murder is Book #5 in the Downward Dog Series, but this was the first book in the series that I have had the opportunity to read. Kate Davidson thinks her boyfriend is going to pop the big question at a special dinner but she discovers that her boyfriend has a big secret he's not told her the whole year and a half they've been together. Summoning up her wounded pride and at the insistence of her bestie, Kate agrees to go meet her boyfriend's wife when he tries to secure a divorce ...more
Dawn Frazier
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved every word! Can't wait until the next book! ...more
Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber is book five in her Downward Dog mystery series. In this book, yoga instructor, Kate Davidson is looking forward to a happy future with her boyfriend, Michael. When a special birthday dinner doesn’t go the way that she had hoped, a secret is revealed. Michael tells her a truth that she never saw coming and that totally rocks her world. Michael is already married and now his wife has decided to blackmail him since he wants a divorce before she is ready. Michael ...more
Sara Gordon
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that I ended 2017 with Pre-Meditated Murder! During the first 4 installments of the Downward Dog Mystery series, I have become very attached to Bella, Kate and Michael, so the 5th book did a number on the heart strings over and over. Finding out the love of your life has been married your entire relationship can't be easy, especially not for someone like Kate. Finding her boyfriend's wife dead on the beach adds to the complicated feelings. It was pretty easy to convince myself that ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series from the beginning and this book stands even above the earlier ones for excellence and intensity. As announced in the blurb, Kate gets a shock when Michael reveals a secret he has kept throughout their relationship, a secret that she is not sure their relationship can recover from. The awesome foursome plus 3 dogs and the twins travel to his home town to address the situation. Kate's body radar is in its usual outstanding and totally depressing working condition but this ...more
A great way to end my reading year or start yours! A polydactyl kitten named Mouse claws her way into German Shedder Bella's heart as the dynamic duo of Kate and Rene chase down clues, tandem twins attached.
Starting and ending with romantic surprises, this yoga centric novel takes the reader to unexplored locations on a roller coaster emotional run. I was excited to see all our friends involved in this close-to-home murder mystery.
This reads fine as a stand alone but to get the deepest emotion
Marie McNary
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Little About the Book
Kate Davidson is loving life with her boyfriend, Michael. However her world is turned upside down when Michael reveals a secret. He is already married and his estranged wife refuses to give him a divorce! When his wife is found murdered, Michael becomes the main suspect and Kate knows it’s up to her to prove the innocence of the man she loves. Can she solve the mystery and protect her heart in the process?

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Sub-Themes: Yoga, dogs, small scenic towns

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Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, and this is the best book by far! I love Kate, Bella, Michael and the supporting cast of characters. Just when Kate thought things were moving forward in her relationship with Michael, he dropped a life changing bombshell on her that put her world in a downward spiral. When Kate and Bella find a body, and Michael is the main suspect, Kate does everything in her power to prove Michael's innocence. This book kept me glued to the pages, and I couldn't put it down. I experienced ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I have had this series on my TBR list for a while, this is the first book that I have read in it. I started the book and got so engaged in the story that I didn't want to put it down. I loved the characters and the setting, but also the story with its twists and the many suspects and possible motives kept me turning the pages. I can't wait to go back to book 1 and see how things began between Kate and Michael and what happened between then and this book. What a great series!

Thank you Tr
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A boyfriend, a dead body, the beach. Kate finds herself entwined in another mess. This time her boyfriend, Michael, spills that he is married. He states it was only for the two years until she got her green card. She and Michael go to Seaside to confront the wife for a divorce. The next day she's found on the beach dead by Kate. Kate goes to extreme measures at times to find out who did it. She will stop at nothing. Through the twists and turns, you will be on the edge-of-your seat trying to fig ...more
Mary Brown
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pre-Meditated Murder
Downward Dog Mystery, Book #5
Tracy Weber
5+ Stars


If Kate Doesn't Act Fast, the Only "I Do" in Michael's Future Will Be at His Trial

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 estranged wife is blackmailing him.

When his wife's body is found--by Kate and her d
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
PRE-MEDITATED MURDER is the fifth book in Tracy Weber’s Downward Dog Mystery series. I haven’t read the earlier books but suggest that you read it in order if spoilers are an issue. In fact, the entire plot of PRE-MEDITATED MURDER hinges around a huge spoiler for the relationship between the main character, Kate Davidson, and her boyfriend, Michael.

Kate is expecting Michael to pop the marriage question to her at the expensive birthday dinner he has arranged for her. After all, her best friend, R
Life, love and happiness on are the line for
Kate Davidson, yoga instructor. The book
creates a riveting storyline that grips the
reader from the first word until the final word.
There is deceit, betrayal, mystery, murder,
suspense, domestic abuse issues, immigration
issues mixed with intrigue in a puzzling plot.
The characters are vivid, colorful, mysterious
and very realistic.
The scenery of the various areas was described
so vividly the reader feels as they are there.
Come take a trip with Kate, h
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading a Tracy Weber book reminds me of staring at a beautiful painting. So many things to see and admire and each time you think you see one thing, you see something else.

In Pre-Meditated Murder, I had this same feeling of thinking I had the crime figured out, then I would continue reading and change my mind again to another theory. I enjoy books that keep me on my toes and make me think. This book did just that. The setting was great as I’ve been to Cannon Beach and felt like I was transporte
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pre-Meditated Murder was a great find. My first foray into the writings of this author. Ms. Weber weaves the tapestry of her story in vivid details. Great characterizations, settings and a wonderful murder mystery. I am not usually surprised at who the villain is, but in Pre-Meditated Murder, I was. It is a great story.

However, this is the fifth in the series, and because I had not read the other four, I did feel a bit lost at times. I don't know the background of the characters and how they bec
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
This is the fifth book in the downward dog series. Kate is mad at Michael when she finds out that the reason he won't propose to her is because he is already married to someone else. Kate and Michael, along with Rene and Sam and the twins, venture to Oregon to talk to Michael's estranged wife, Gabby, and convince her to divorce Michael. But when Gabby's body is found on the beach, Michael becomes the prime suspect. Kate, with the help of her friend, Renee and Michael's sister, Shannon, sets out ...more
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
My first book by Tracy Weber. I knew this was not the first book in this series but I decided to give it a shot anyway. I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to follow the story well enough without knowing any of the backstory and the mystery was compelling, though I guessed the killer very early. (I generally, though not always, do.) I also found the touches of humor in the story very much to my liking and provided quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. I would definitely recommend this book and ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber is book five in her Downward Dog mystery series. This book can easily be read as a stand alone and I do highly recommend the entire series.
Thank you with gratitude to the publisher and author for the opportunity to review this book. My opinions are my own,.
I have read this entire series and found each book to be equally delightful and fun to read. I love the winning well crafted combination of yoga, a beautiful location and and the protagonist wonderful dog
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Fifth Downward Dog Mystery

Kate Davidson, a former commitment-phobe, is finally ready to settle down and is thrilled when she thinks that Michael's fancy special evening out is a prelude to a marriage proposal. Unable to hide her disappointment when he didn't propose Michael admits the truth; he couldn't marry her as he was already married!!!! Michael says he only married Gabriella so that she could get a green card, but she won't grant him a divorce unless
Andrea Stoeckel
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(I received this advanced copy from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it)

“I stood completely still, but the world swirled around me like a surreal merry-go-round, as if I were an audience to my life versus a participant.”

The carousel that is Kate Davidson’s life is about to kick into overdrive as she and her partner Michael reach a turning point in their relationship. Will he, or won’t he. In the end it all comes down to that. Until it comes out that he hadn’t been entirely forthcoming in the f
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber, the fifth book in her Downward Dog Mystery series was a wonderful story. This cozy mystery series involving yoga, dogs, and friends is one of my favorites. I love following Kate, her dog Bella, her boyfriend Michael, and their all of their support network of friends and family as they solve a variety of murders. Now that Kate is ready for marriage Michael drops a surprise on her, making her question everything she knew about him. When Kate and Bella find the ...more
Merry Chapman
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic 5th book in this series keeps you guessing until the end!

This is a great series, so much fun and this episode is even better than the ones before, if that is possible, yet Tracy provides enough of a back story in bits and pieces that you can read this as a stand-alone. Kate and Michael are having a romantic dinner with Kate believing that this is the time she will receive a ring from Michael. But No...seems Michael has been keeping a very relevant secret which sends Kate into a tails
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy
Pre-Meditated Murder is book five of the Downward Dog Mystery Series by Tracy Weber, and the second book in the series I have read. Yoga instructor Kate Davidson finds (another!) dead body, and when her boyfriend, Michael, becomes the primary suspect, it’s up to Kate to find out who is the real murderer. I love Kate and Michael together, so I was really upset to find out in the first chapter that Michael was already married! This cozy mystery had a lot of twists and turns which made it a fast-pa ...more
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Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The fourth book in her series, A Fatal Twist, will released January, 2017 by Midnight Ink.

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Other books in the series

Downward Dog Mystery (6 books)
  • Murder Strikes a Pose (Downward Dog Mystery, #1)
  • A Killer Retreat (Downward Dog Mystery, #2)
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