The sixth novel (after 2007’s Mr. Monk in Outer Space) based on the popular MONK TV series created by Andy Breckman effectively meets the challenges of
translating the screen concept to the page. […] Despite the lack of the TV series’ visual humor and the
performance of actor Tony Shalhoub, Goldberg does a decent job of
conveying both the sleuth’s quirks and his genius.
You can read an excerpt of the book here and decide for yourself if PW is right or not.