“I absolutely adored this book!” (Socrates’ Book Reviews on “Mr. Monk Helps Himself”)

September 5, 2013

Natalie goes on a retreat to Half Moon Bay where her idol Miranda Bigley is hosting a “Best Possible Me” self-help program. Natalie swears by Miranda’s philosophy but is stunned when Miranda commits suicide at the retreat in front of everyone. Natalie is convinced it wasn’t suicide, but she can’t get anyone to believe her. Not even Monk.

Monk has his own problems. The San Francisco police want him to investigate the death of a clown. The problem is – Monk is deathly afraid of anything to do with clowns. However, he has a contract with the SFPD and he must help solve this case, despite his phobia of clowns.

Monk and Natalie realize they must help each other solve these crimes. Once they do that, they could become full PI partners.

I never watched the TV show Monk (maybe an episode here and there), but I absolutely adored this book! What a pleasant surprise! It’s a light, fun, mystery with characters that I immediately fell in love with. I’m actually surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. It was a quick read for me – I couldn’t put it down! I loved every minute of this book!

I plan to not only read more of these books, but to watch the series on DVD, too. I can already tell these are beloved characters.