The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
It’s been a decade since four Native American men of the Blackfeet Nation walked away from a hunt with nothing to show but empty yet blood-stained hands. They’ve all moved on but someone or something has not and it’s back for revenge. The past catches up with each man in chilling ways, walking a fine line between the stereotypes placed on their culture by mainstream society and the haunting power of traditions.
I really don’t want to give too much of the plot away here! I went in knowing little and it heightened my sense of anticipation. The story struggles to gain a steady pace in the beginning; readers are introduced to each character and slowly given an explanation of what happened to the group on their last hunt together. Despite the slow start, Jones delivers a fascinating horror story that manages to speak volumes on cultural identity while giving readers a violent rollercoaster tale!
The Only Good Indians is a captivating and inventive novel that I highly recommend to readers who enjoy horror.
Thanks to Gallery/Saga Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review. The Only Good Indians is scheduled for release on July 14, 2020.