I felt like reading this book was going back to the television shows and reminded me so much of Adrian and Natalie’s banter from television which I think is great when a writer can continue what was done on TV. This one follows Natalie as she is trying to pass the P.I. test to become a licensed private investigator. She goes off on a retreat at Half Moon Bay and not long into that her self help guru has committed suicide but Natalie doesn’t buy it something doesn’t add up. Meanwhile Monk is dealing with a murder of his own when a Clown ends up dead, for Monk this is a huge deal as he has an OCD to Clowns.
Like any Monk story this one has all the makings of a great story. We get to see Leland the head of the police department and how he has to get Monk on board to deal with the clown death, and how no one is buying into Natalie’s theories on the guru death. This one had all sorts of great ups and downs and very true to Monk fashion in the end we get the “this is how it happened” that everyone loves! I am definitely going to check out all the Monk books as I am a huge fan of the tv show and miss it dearly!