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Opening the Veil

(New Sight #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  25 reviews
One choice can change everything.

When Cassie agrees to go on a date with her gorgeous new neighbor, she doesn’t expect the night to end with a glimpse into eternity. Within twenty-four hours she discovers not only are young women being brutally murdered around her beloved town, but an ancient evil is using her new neighbor like a puppet to do the killing. Knowing the polic
Paperback, 330 pages
Published March 21st 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-ya-adult
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author, C. L. Clark, for

Opinion: I sure hope you guys have been enjoying the last few book reviews I have done, and have enjoyed the fact that most of them have been a book in a series...because HERE IS ANOTHER ONE!! :D Oh! Can you feel the joy radiating off of my typed words?!? Another series (which fits in great for an October/Halloween read mind you), another tough female lead character, ghosts, talking cats, an evil murderer…*sigh* is there anythi
Pleasantly surprised. This book surprised me because the author successfully found a way to incorporate several genre's. I found myself savoring this book because it was unique and just so darn likeable. The main character is extremely likeable - which was refreshing since I had just finished reading a couple of books without likeable characters. I am truly looking forward to the next book. I am invested in the main character now. I want to know what happens to twenty-four year old Cassie and he ...more
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it


Opening the Veil is a paranormal thriller with a dash of humor. It follows the main character Cassie which is short for Cassiopeia. Funnily enough, this is the second character I have come across with this name. The Fifth Wave being the first, I found that quite an interesting coincidence, as I really liked the name.

It is written in first person, all from Cassie's point of view.

Cassie is a young woman working as a office administrator for her boss Archie and has a cat named Allie whom she lo
This book turned into something different than what I was expecting. So look at my rating and my review with a grain of salt. What didn’t work for me may very well work for someone else.

First off, I do have to say that the author knows how to write. Descriptive passages are well balanced and provide the reader with a fantastic visual for Cassie and her world. When the spirit side of the story is described, the reader experiences it just as well as the sleuthing and daily life of a small town. Gr
Tales Of A Bookbug
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, ghosts
Rating: 3.75 stars

Review: The first book in a new paranormal series, Opening The Veil by C.L.Clark, has an endearing protagonist and her cat as a sidekick.Even though the story is about ghosts and paranormal investigation, the concepts that the author has used and the characters present in the book are unique.

The two main characters in the novel are Cassie and her cat Allie.Cassie works for Goodwin Insurance and wants to become an insurance investigator.She also has an amazing boss Arthur and a
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has created a heroine and sidekick that make a great team. This is the first book in a series about a paranormal insurance investigator and her beloved cat. The story starts out with Cassie as a receptionist/office manager for the greatest boss in town, Artie. Soon she meets a good-looking soap opera-like new neighbor, Scott who talks her into a dinner date, but she soon sees him what a pig he can be. Once back from the date her beloved cat, Allie becomes her closes confidante. Cassi ...more
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I, of course, love this book - since I wrote it. It came about because of my cat Ali'i, who is the real-life counterpart for Allie in the book - well, that and my fascination and experience with the unexplained. Since I am an avid reader and constantly have several books going at any given time, I had this idea wiggling in the back of my brain that I tried in vain to find already written out there somewhere. I couldn't find it, so I wrote it instead. I have been told by several people that the s ...more
Ted Tayler
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Grand Opening

A paranormal mystery suspense novel conjures up all sorts of things that I don't usually go for. 'Opening The Veil' showed me not to let the genre heading put you off! There's a lot to like in this offering from C.L.Clark. The descriptive passages are excellent. The portrayal of life in a small provincial town is well observed. The supporting cast of good townsfolk in this first book of the series will no doubt reappear. This augurs well, as they are well developed characters and
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Opening the Veil had a very intriguing story--I always love a good murder mystery! And this one, it has a supernatural twist to it... YES! It kept me hooked from page one!

I really loved the mythos in this book--I found the idea of cats protecting humans very interesting. I really liked it! It was all very intriguing and I very much enjoyed reading about this whole other world Cassie had no idea about until her cat, Allie, started freaking TALKING TO HER! And while
Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
My Review: I'd deem Opening the Veil as a light supernatural mystery with a touch of humour. It has a lot going on, especially with it being the first book in a new series, but overall it worked.

Personally I would have liked more suspense and supernatural action but I think that cat lovers who like a light mystery with a paranormal twist will enjoy this book. My concerns about this book generally have more to do with personal preferences than quality of writing. Clark's writing is generally str
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Female Thriller Readers & Cat Lovers
Recommended to Margaret by: C.L. Clark
Opening the Veil by C.L. Clark is a thriller (and cat) lover's paradise. The story of Cassie's ascent into clairvoyance is paced well and opens a series in its' pilot episode type introduction. Plot-wise the book fell a bit short of five stars, but it was endearing and emotionally available enough for me to rate it rather high.

Written in the first person, the prose was littered with Cassie's eccentricities and self-deprications as she ventured through her first major adventure. Her town was wel
Carol Piner
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. What an intriguing bit of fun and chaos C. L. Clark brought to this novel. After reading way too many bad books in a row, I was ready to dig into something new and different. Clark delivered big time.

Her very unusual, paranormal-light, premise begins with the relationships between the main character, Cassiopeia, who cannot decide what she wants to be called, and her very protective cat, Allie. Thrown into the mix for pure fun and impact is the cockatoo Trixie who lives in the
Kristi Richardson
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Ms. Clark has created a heroine and sidekick that you will want to return to again and again. That's a good thing because this is just the first book in a series about a paranormal insurance investigator and her beloved cat and protector.

The story starts out straight forward enough with Cassie as a receptionist/office manager for the greatest boss in town, Artie. The only down side of her job is "Todd the bod" the annoying inves
Paula  Phillips
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
One day Cassie's car stopped and she found herself in a smalltown community called Kensington Falls. She loved it so much , so she decided to stay and set up a home for her here. She got a job working as an insurance company as their receptionist etc and rescued a lovely cat from the alley way and named it Ali. Life was going well for her , until she got a new next door neighbour called Scott - he's hot and handsome but something strange is happening as girls are starting to get murdered. Cassie ...more
Jul 09, 2015 added it
OPENING THE VEIL is the first book in the New Sight series featuring Cassie Brant. When Cassie realizes her new neighbor may just be murdering local girls because he’s possessed, she’s exposed to a whole new world. Now her cat, Allie, is talking to her, she’s seeing ghosts, and desperately trying to learn all she can to defeat the evil she’s only just discovered existed. OPENING THE VEIL is a light read with some great characters, including the animal companions and strong secondary characters. ...more
Victoria Simcox
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Is Cassie going insane? That’s what she is really starting to wonder. On top of that, she had no idea that when she decided to go out with her good-looking new neighbor she’d learn that something primeval and wicked was influencing him to do sinister acts. Cassie learns young woman are being cruelly slain and they from her own adored city. This read is somewhat or slightly dissimilar to other paranormal types I’ve read. It is unique in its writing style and the cast of characters well thought ou ...more
Ms. Jerry
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Enjoyable Book.

I really liked Cassie and her cat Allie. The story kept my interest and I couldn't put it down. I liked the ghostly elements thrown in plus the history or descriptions of the town. This was a very enjoyable book and I look forward to reading the next one. I recommend this book to everyone who loves paranormal mystery suspense and pets who help there owners and also talks. I feel Allie made the book and I am not a cat person but I still enjoy reading stories with dogs or cats
Neena Christianson Martin
I see ghosts

This is a very good book, with a unique plot, and even more unique characters. It is a standalone, but there will be more in this series. It does sometimes get a little wordy, and takes the author a little bit to make her points. She sets her characters up well, so that you can really get into the story. The characters and locations are fleshed out, and you feel like you're right there in Kensington Falls. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Jazmin Quinci
Ugh disappointment to the tenth power

There's a woman Cass who works at an insurance company. One day her work environment changes with a coworker suspected of committing fraud.

Then a handsome stranger moves into her building. They go out to dinner but he behaves like a sleaze. Her cat freaks out before and after she returns from dinner, howling and carrying on like never before. Then that night her cat awakens her and she learns her it has powers given to it by the Creator.

The cat can talk and
Liquid Frost
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
I opted to read this book because the premise sounded interesting. Small town, murder, ancient evil, ghosts, and a talking cat. That is quite the mix! Hey, I've enjoyed talking gargoyles and super-mutts, so who am I to discriminate? Well, in full honestly, I would have enjoyed the read more if I was a cat person. I also couldn't stop from envisioning Salem Saberhagen and cheesy animatronics. But, that is on me. I apologize if I planted this in your head before reading.

Cass is a young (24) crazy
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a cat lover, I could not help but absolutely fall in love with this book. C.L. Clark has created a murder mystery filled with intrigue and a whole lot of laughs in an intense whodunit thriller. The interaction between Cass and Allie not only caused me to roll my eyes, but also made me laugh out loud due to the fact that I do the very same thing with my cats. Opening the Veil starts as a mild investigation into a co-worker who is bending the rules, before the story quickly takes the path of an ...more
This book is really different than what I expected. It is like Nancy Drew meets the ghost whisperer. Add in a talking cat with some pretty cool powers and this is the book you get. LOL

Cassie is the office manager at an insurance agency. She wants to be an insurance investigator which totally explains the urge to investigate crimes. She meets a very dangerous man and her cat starts talking to her to explain the danger that she is in. Then the ghosts start to appear. She is trying to make sense of
This was a very fast paced engrossing story. I enjoyed it immensely and found it impossible to put down. I loved Allie and Cass and found the bad entities terrible indeed! Will definitely read "A Brighter Light"! Thanks for several evenings of lively entertainment. (Hope you are planning about book of short stories too!) ...more
jennifer hammond
Looking forward to more

I really enjoyed this book especially Allie the cat. I am looking forward to more stories about Cass and Allie! I don't want to spoil the story. If you like cats and paranormal fiction this is for you.
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it a lot!! Here is my full review: ...more
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As far as genres go, I enjoy writing Ghost Mysteries (my heroine sees and helps them, but she isn't one) and Psychological Thrillers (the kind that cause a person to become a little paranoid) with a dash of Twilight Zone style short stories. My fingers have a mind of their own somewhere on the dark side, so sometimes even I'm surprised at what turns out.
I am also a voracious reader - so much so th

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