Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite
Haunted Ground: The Ghosts of Laskin's Farm is a horror novel by Cailyn Lloyd. Kat Lundquist is released on parole and is looking for shelter. Kat testified against the cartel for a lighter sentence and is running from Harven and his men who want her dead after her testimony against them. Kat finds an abandoned farmhouse, and there are signs that someone has left in a hurry. One night the house shuddered and shook and the earthquake released an evil spirit. Strange things start to happen around the farmhouse, and the town is terrorized by strange crimes. Kat joins forces with her new friend Justin. Kat is desperate to escape the cartel and also has her hands full with the evil spirit from the farmhouse. Kat cannot decide where her biggest threat lies - the cartel she is running from or the haunted past of the farmhouse.
Haunted Ground is intriguing and complicated. I was hooked from the start, and I could not put it down. There was no way I could predict the outcome, and I kept turning the pages to find out what would happen next. The elements of an earthquake, evil spirits, and an abandoned farmhouse added to this interesting story. Cailyn Lloyd created fantastic characters that were authentic. My favorite was Kat and I could not help but like her. After all the mistakes she made, she wanted to better herself. I enjoyed the chemistry between Kat and Justin. It made for lighter moments amid the evil and horror. The story was fast-paced with plenty of nail-biting action. This is the most fascinating horror story that I have read in a long time.