5.0 out of 5 stars; December 10, 2017; Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The reader is launched straight into an intense inner landscape of the main character with all of her messiness, tensions, paradoxes, and questions while simultaneously cracking open another dimension of reality. This is a timely story in a day and age where the evolution of consciousness, collective consciousness, and other dimensions of reality are increasingly gaining prominence. It is very likely that this work of fiction is providing a portal for us to see into the future.
Keep them coming Joyce!
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite Homicide Detective …
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite
Homicide Detective Katie Hanson was supposed to be getting married to Sam Gallagher, the District Attorney, but instead, she runs away from the church and goes home. Her fiancé had set the date for their wedding on the anniversaries of her mother’s suicide and her twin brother’s accidental death, thinking that it would change her “dark period” into a period of happiness. Instead, it had the opposite effect. She went home and attempted suicide. Katie realized a little too late that she didn’t want to die. Mentally she tried calling her friend Vicky, a psychic tarot reader. By the time help came, Katie was flat-lining and had left her body. She stood there and watched as they worked over her body, trying to force life back into it. There was no light, no tunnel, no loving family members to greet her.
After two weeks of being in a comatose state, Katie finally returns to her body. But she isn’t the same anymore. Now she hears voices, sees things that aren’t there, and seems to be traveling to and from another universe. The messages that are coming across from the other side are somewhat confusing. As Katie adjusts to her new “gifts,” it becomes apparent to her that these messages and strange occurrences enhance her ability to solve cases. Can Katie convince the Captain to let her use these gifts to solve cold cases for the Department? Before she can figure out a way to persuade him to try an experimental venture into the paranormal, her body is stolen. How is that even possible? Once she finds it, how can she retrieve it? If she can’t, will she be able to help solve crimes from the other side?
Reading Walk-In Investigations (A Paranormal Detective Novel) by Joyce Kostakis is an extraordinary learning experience in the paranormal world. If you are interested in string theory, parallel universes, and murder mysteries, then Walk-In Investigations is the right book for you. It is chock full of references regarding metaphysical premises including psychics, portals, and multiple universes. I was amazed that one hundred and twenty-nine pages could hold so much information and contain a decent storyline. Despite that it contains so much heavy information, I loved the fact that it was such a light read. Even though this is a fiction book, by the time I got to the end I had a much better understanding of string theory and several other concepts than I had when I began reading it. If you are new to metaphysics, then this book would be an entertaining and enjoyable way to learn about it.
Walk-In Investigations: A Paranormal Detective Novel is the new book of Joyce Kostakis. It is fun to begin, serious as you turn the pages. The characters were engaging and the story was fast paced. Suspense, thrills and a whole lot of twists to think about. Any book that keeps you wanting for more is fantastic as far as I’m concerned. And this book covers it. Joyce has an excellent imagination for writing an edge of your seat story that will keep you guessing from the beginning of the book clear to the last page, even with the many mystery novels available to you, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity read this one it has everything !
And just as the reader thinks they know where this story is leading, the author pulls it back. And Kate experiences a parallel world – the same but different . . .
Kate is a detective and is following up on a cold case . . .
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I like a detective story and coupled with the paranormal normal it ticked all my boxes.
If I have made the book seem depressing, it isn’t. It’s charming work written with a light touch and added sprinkled with warmth and humour.
“He is a Catahoula,” she said.
“A Catahoula. He’s a cattle dog. He is very active. You have to keep him busy. He can be your jogging partner,” she said.
I looked down at his goofy grin and scratched his ear.
“I’m going to name him Cooper. He reminds me of a Cooper.”
As soon as I said, Cooper, the dog sat in front of me and held up his paw as if to say “Hi, I’m Cooper pleased to meet you.
By Michele Sweet on July 26, 2016:
Loved this book. Am not finished yet with the book, but once I started the first page, I didn’t want to put it down. It is a steady read and makes you wanna keep reading to find out what is going to happen next. Am enjoying each of the characters.
By Amazon Customer on June 30, 2016: Kindle Edition
Such a fun read!!! I couldn’t put it down once I started it and as such finished it in one afternoon while sitting outside. I found the concept very thought provoking. I highly recommend this book and look forward to seeing more from this author…perhaps even a continuation of the characters adventures!
5.5 out of 5 stars. Good Book. I enjoyed the book and stayed up late finishing it.
I enjoyed the book and stayed up late finishing it.
Good reads review:
Walk-In Investigation: A Paranormal Detective Mystery
by Joyce Kostakis (Goodreads Author)
Aug 21, 2016
it was amazing
Read from August 08 to 21, 2016
This was a wonderful book. It had twists at the end that I didn’t see coming! I just sat and read the last 60 pages or more because I couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to the sequel.