A Review: Hog Insane by Carole Brown

The Book:

A dead body, a missing motorcycle, a strange key, and dope are at the bottom of the trouble Denton and Alex Davies, and Taffy, their Jack Russell Terrier, run into when they head for their first stop in the Smoky Mountains immediately after early retirement.

The Davies couple load up their RV and eagerly head for the Smoky Mountains, with the Mountain Mist Campground at Pigeon Forge as their final destination.
Newly retired, Denton hopes to use this trip to rekindle the dwindling flame of his marriage. In spite of her protests, he is sure his wife looks forward to the rest and relaxation as much as he does.

They barely arrive at their destination when a risk-taking motorcyclist speeds past them, followed by a careening sports car.
Denton remembers the fatal tangle of his nephew ten years earlier ... with the bike Denton taught him to ride.

Things continue to go south the rest of the evening, culminating in Denton finding a body sprawled in the brush beside the path to their cabin.
The man's booted feet toe down, as if they had dug into the ground, and biker gloves on his hands indicate Denton may have seen him earlier in the day.
Denton squats and presses two fingers alongside the neck of the victim. No pulse, just as he expects.

The bullet hole in the victim's head says it all. Denton has a job to do and a mystery to solve.

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The Review:

Carole Brown weaves an intricate mystery as to lead the reader down different trails and wonder… who committed such a heinous crime and why?

After almost being ran over by a young motorcyclist, Denton Davies finds him dead in the bushes with a bullet to the head. Fearing he may be a friend’s nephew, he takes it upon himself to investigate with his wife refusing to wait idly by in the camper. She joins in, if nothing else but to occupy her time, only to prove she’s better at sleuthing than he could’ve imagined. Their combined efforts uncover clue after clue and soon, they’re in the midst of a conglomerate of suspects.

Hog Insane’s a well-written novel which captures the reader from beginning to end. Sprinkled through the pages, one finds lessons of love, forgiveness, and patience— many ways God can and does work in lives today. Carole’s writing style’s relaxed and fluid, making the book a quick and easy to read.

Good job, Carole. I give Hog Insane five stars.

The Author:

Carole Brown's debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, was a semi-finalist in the Genesis contest. Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, she enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband have ministered and counseled across the country. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 


  1. Thank you for the lovely review. So happy you enjoyed the book!

  2. You're welcome, Carole. And yes, I loved the book. I don't give five stars very often but Hog Insane deserved it.

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