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Veiled

By: Kat Green
Narrated by: Lesley Dessalles
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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Kara Tate was looking forward to a new start, in a new home after the breakdown of her marriage. A drunken first night leads to a discovery hidden under the floorboards - little does she know it will lead to a shocking outcome. Kara and her best friend have unlocked a dark secret that has been buried for so long it will stop at nothing to be told. The new life she longed for cannot begin until she unveils the truth of Sapphire Lake Estate. 

Kara feels a connection that compels her to search for the truth and what she finds is more horrifying than anything she ever imagined. She has moved into her own personal nightmare. If she wants to keep her home and live in peace, she has to face the darkness and solve a mystery that has been forgotten for over 150 years.

©2018 Kat Green (P)2019 Kat Green

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 07-27-19

Great story

After awakening ghosts in her victorian mansion Kara must uncover a family’s brutal Secret
A Great backstory and final reveal had me pleasantly surprised
If you enjoy a good haunting check this out
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Short but Ghosty

While 'Veiled' definitely relies on some standard "paranormal tropes" it is still a fun listen for anyone who enjoys paranormal content. This felt like young adult fiction, I think the closer you are to your teens/early twenties, the more you'll enjoy this one. Lesley Dessalles gives a good performance.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Great Creepy Story

I am a fan of Kat Green. I love her twisted creepy stories. I also love listening to Lesley Dessalles narrate. I love how her accent just brings more to a story. This story grabbed me right away and did not let me go until the We hope you enjoyed this program. I love ghost and haunted house books, Kat really brought it with this book. This house is filled with multiple ghosts and Kat even gives the story of almost all of the ghosts in the house.

In the book Kara Tate buys a old house to settle in. Almost immediately strange things being to happen. Even though she is terrified she cannot stand the thought of leaving the house empty but also cannot sell the house and let it be someone else's problem. The longer she stays the more she learns about the Davenports and their awful fates. The Davenports were the original owners. It is up to Kara to put the Davenports and all the other ghosts to rest.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Wonderful ghost story

I just finished listening to this story and I surprisingly really liked it. It’s hard to find a really good ghost story that isn’t full of cursing and sex. This was just a beautifully written old fashioned type ghost story that I truly enjoyed. Would definitely recommend. I was given this audio in exchange for unbiased review and did not reflect either way a good or bad review. I honestly really liked it.

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do NOT put on that dress!

8/3/19-
i finished this book on 7/31/19.. it's been a few days. the story has stuck with me and i think some adjustments need to be made. i'm raising my rating from 3.5 stars to 4. After thinking about the unique storytelling that fills us in on the lives of the Davenports, i decided to change my rating. We learn about them through the haunting and interactions between Kara and the ghost. i liked that a lot. like i said in the original review below, this is a good haunted house/ ghost story.


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Veiled is a short story about a lady that moves into a haunted house. yeah, yeah, i know it's been done over and over but i'm actually quiet fond of a good haunted house story. this is a good haunted house story. There's more than one ghost and they are quiet active. i would read or listen to more from this author.
I listened to the audio book. It's narrated by Lesley Dessalles. She does a great job reading it.

i would like to thank the author, Kat Green, for the audio book. This review is my own and i have been completely honest.

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Creepy and fast-paced paranormal listen!

Veiled by Kat Green was a pleasant surprise. I love scary books, movie, etc. Not everyone can craft a well written and captivating horror/paranormal book. Kat Green succeeds at doing just this. Veiled isn't your typical haunted house story, which upon first listening, I was afraid it was. Instead, Ms. Green has created a unique, fun, fast-paced listen that keeps the listener's attention until the very end of the book. I would have liked to have seen the book fleshed out and expanded a bit, but only because I feel that there was SO much more to the story!

Kara Tate is a successful author who has just purchased the house of her dreams after leaving her cheating husband. As Kara begins to settle in, she quickly realizes that all is not as it seems. Finding an old wedding dress in the house, she realizes that she's opened up the gateway to the ghosts of the past, the ghosts who have experienced the horrific travesties that occurred over the years in the house. Now she just has to figure out a way to put them to rest or die trying. On a side note, I enjoyed the twist in the story near the end. It was unexpected...

Lesley Dessalles did a good job narrating this book. She reads with a British accent, so definitely listen to the sample if you don't enjoy British narrators, to be sure that you will enjoy the narration. Ms. Dessalles did a great job with the children's voices. When they sang and whispered, it gave me chills. She did a very good job bringing the characters and the book as a whole, to life, and I'd definitely listen to more books narrated by her int he future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Sapphire Lake Estate Haunting

Veiled
Author: Kat Green
Narrator: Lesley Desalles
Listening Time:3 Hours 19 Minutes


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

I always like to preface any reviews I give with this information.
I am a 68 year old female who has been an avid reader since I was around 10 or 11 years old.
I read mainly for entertainment purposes although I do a lot of research in areas of personal interest.
I have a great interest in many things. Ancient History and Archeology are at the top of a very long list.

Review: This is a review of the audiobook version of "Veiled", and does contain spoilers.


Kara Tate, our protagonist is a somewhat successful author, recovering emotionally from a divorce that was very painful.
She buys a large rambling Victorian house "Sapphire Lake Estate", built in the 1800s, with a large flower garden and lake, and begins looking around on the grounds.

Kara has a sense of seeing movement out of the corner of her eyes, but as she looks around she sees nothing; as well as hearing voices, and laughing while outside, and puts it down to noisy kids in the neighborhood.

She starts to unpack some of her belongings from boxes in the kitchen. While unpacking she hears music,(old-fashioned music from another era), coming from a different part of the house. She investigates and finds nothing; thinking that perhaps it was from a car going by that the music came from.

Her best friend Sadie, calls and wants to come over to see the new house; bringing an overnight bag with her. During a night of pizza and wine with Sadie, they decide to explore the big house.

While being inside a very large wardrobe, a loose floorboard attracts their attention.
Upon further investigation they find a case under the loose board that had several old photos of a man, woman, and young teenaged girl, and an antique wedding dress.

Sadie encourages Kara to try the wedding dress on and Kara does despite feeing uneasy about doing so.
Kara feels somewhat uncomfortable in this wedding dress, feeling ill, and also very cold, and changes out of it. As they look at the photos more closely, Kara realizes the wedding dress is worn by the woman in the photo and Kara feels badly that she had tried the dress on. The family is named Davenport and there is a sense of unease and oppression that seems to exude from the photo.

After several more bottles of wine and more pizza, Kara prepares a room for Sadie, and each goes to their bed.

While Kara is sleeping she is awakened by her bedroom door opening and sees a woman coming in, and realizes this is the woman of the photo and she can see through her body! Grace Davenport warns her to "Run, Go Now," and then Grace disappears.

She then hears a young girl calling her name. Kara goes to her window looking out as the sun is beginning to rise. She sees a young woman emerge from the lake and Rose starts sing "London Bridge is Falling Down" but with different and gruesome verses.

This is as far as I want to go with the actual plot of this novel.

This is a very good ghost story but I must also warn you that it is quite gruesome in parts of it. It involves serial murders and there are some very clever, convoluted plot twists that are very intriguing.

This is a storyline that deals with anger, control, hatred, and many other negative emotions, as well as forgiveness and unselfish love, eventually.
This audiobook was very sad in parts, and there were parts that were very moving for me.

This is an audiobook that I listened to in one setting.

Author Kat Green crafted a very tightly written and compelling story that involves a premise I find very interesting. Many people believe that ghosts are not real; some of us know that there is more that we don't know, than we do know about what happens after the physical death of a person.
There are those of us who have had "paranormal" experiences who view things differently than what is usually accepted.
I look forward to reading/listening to more of Ms Green's writing.

Narrator Lesley Desalles narration was very enjoyable. I was not sure if her British accent was her true natural accent, or not. I did a little research, simply out of curiosity and found that she is from the United Kingdom.
For me, it is a change of pace to listen to someone with a British accent. Lesley has a very pleasant voice and I truly enjoyed her voice acting in this audiobook. She performed all the voice characterizations very well. I always think that performing another gender's voice range would be a challenge. The addition of performing the voices of children convincingly is also something she did very well, and I look forward to listening to her in the future.


It is hard for me to gauge what age range would enjoy this book. I have mixed feeings about any young person reading a book that involves this amount of violence, especially involving serial killing.
That being said, it is an interesting book. If you like ghost stories this is a book I think you would enjoy. I would say people the age of 18 and above would be a good age range.

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  • Marcus
  • East Coast, USA
  • 07-23-19

A fun ghost story that loses a bit in its brevity

This is a ghost story that picks up and gets moving right away. No chapters of the protagonist wondering if they really heard a bump in the night. Very little time spent on disbelief and trying to explain things away (well, mostly). I liked that about this story. The ghosts were in your face and the story was ready to move.

Because the story moves pretty fast, I felt some of the atmosphere and chill factor got lost. There were also a number of revelations that felt like they should've had a much heavier gravity when revealed -- some of the plot twists should have had a bigger impact (and some are still a bit confusing). By the end, we were basically in epilogue mode with the protagonist explaining everything else that happened to us vs the reader experiencing it (show, not tell!).

The narrator had a pleasant voice that fit the tone of the story very well. In the beginning, I did listen at 1.25x speed as I felt it was a bit slow, but as it went on I was able to dial it back down to 1x.

All that said, it was still a pretty good ghost story.

I was provided this audio book free of charge.

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Wicked!

Awesome book. I read it but listening to it was even better! I'm definitely going to listen to more from this author.

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Definitely recommend!

I truly enjoyed this story as narration.
The author tells a great story and its brought to life by Lesley Dessalles.
wonderful job

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  • Sophie Singh
  • 06-04-19

Fast paced had to keep listening

This is normally the type of book I would shy away from as not a big fan of horror although Kat Green may have converted me. I had this on audible and after the first 10 mins I was hooked. I did shy away from reading it at bedtime but had to listen to it at every opportunity the next day. It’s a short book but packed and fast paced so great for the hungry listener.

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