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Monday, April 15, 2024

Book Review: Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina

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Indian Burial Ground
by Nick Medina
April 16, 2024
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Native American fiction, horror
ASIN: B0CC1D7GM2 ISBN: 9780593546888
All Noemi Broussard wanted was a fresh start. With a new boyfriend who actually treats her right and a plan to move from the reservation she grew up on—just like her beloved Uncle Louie before her—things are finally looking up for Noemi. Until the news of her boyfriend’s apparent suicide brings her world crumbling down.

But the facts about Roddy’s death just don’t add up, and Noemi isn’t the only one who suspects that something menacing might be lurking within their tribal lands.

After over a decade away, Uncle Louie has returned to the reservation, bringing with him a past full of secrets, horror, and what might be the key to determining Roddy’s true cause of death. Together, Noemi and Louie set out to find answers...but as they get closer to the truth, Noemi wonders whether it might be best for some secrets to remain buried.

A novel that goes from currently Native American Noemi Broussard’s POV to 1986 from her uncle, Louie Broussard’s POV as a teenager of life on the same tribal lands, the stories lead to deaths and strange things that seem not really connect but do. All beginning with Noemi’s boyfriend, Roddy, an up-and-coming indigenous Twscaster, whose possible suicide doesn’t add up.

An unsettling story that crosses generations and eras of mystery, horror, and family drama mixing with myths and tribal folklore that stalk the reader even after the last page.

I gave Indian Burial Grounds 4 sheep. 




Reviewed by Pamela K. Kinney

About the Author:
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nick Medina appreciates blues-based music, local folklore, and snowy winters. A member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, he drew on personal and family experiences, along with research into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) epidemic, to write his debut novel, Sisters of the Lost Nation. He has degrees in organizational and multicultural communication, and has worked as a college instructor. He also enjoys playing guitar, listening to classic rock, exploring haunted cemeteries, and all sorts of spooky stuff.

​Represented by Amanda Orozco at Transatlantic Agency.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great read, both for the mystery and the tribal aspect, which we all need to draw attention to. I hadn't read the author before, and need to pick up his first book!