Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina

April 16th, 2024 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

16th Apr

I was curious to dive into a horror story with an indigenous mythology. Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina. With its dual timelines and building horror, the author delivers an eerie tale you’ll remember long after you’ve closed the book.

Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina
Indian Burial Ground
by Nick Medina
Genres: Horror
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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 her. 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 something menacing might be lurking within their tribal lands.

After more than a decade away, Uncle Louie has returned to the reservation, bringing with him a past full of secrets and 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 begins to question whether it might be best for some secrets to remain buried.

Diverse HORRIFIC Mythology Supernatural

We first meet Noemi Broussard, who dreams of leaving the reservation and beginning a new life. All of that is shattered when her boyfriend ends up dead from what folks are saying was suicide, but the facts don’t add up. After more than a decade away, her Uncle Louie returns to the reservation and he just might have answers. Missing bones, strange deaths, supernatural occurrences and indigenous folklore about her people & alligators made for an interesting tale.

The tale that unfolds is told in the before and now. The past occurs in the eighties and is told from the voice of a younger Louie and the current from his sister, Noemi. It was a fascinating, spine-tingling tale that unfolded slowly. Admittedly, I struggled with the pacing. The “events” when they occur held me captive, but the in-between bits dragged in spots. As a result, I stopped and started in fits. I almost wonder if I would have done better listening to this one.

I loved the lore and stories about the people and their origin. Medina painted a realistic look at the troubles experienced on the reservation from poverty to alcoholism.

For those looking for a supernatural horror that blends realism, cultural elements and indigenous folklore, I recommend checking out Indian Burial Ground.

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About Nick Medina

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 inspire 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, and exploring haunted cemeteries and all sorts of spooky stuff.

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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8 Responses to “Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina”

  1. Katherine

    I’m not much of a horror reader but this sounds really good! I love the setting and am a big fan of multiple time lines. It does sound like one I would prefer on audio though.

  2. ER LeVar

    “a supernatural horror that blends realism, cultural elements and indigenous folklore” — yes, please! Sign me up!

  3. ailyn koay

    i like the cover and the story premise! much like the First Nation People’s story like morally don’t be cocky kinda thing?