To be honest, this was my least favourite book of the series so far. While I enjoyed the extensive focus on Isles and her backstory, I just felt like everything was too far-fetched and unbelievable. I can see why they would change her story so much for the television series – not only is Isles’ history in the book a bit too dark for the kind of show it is, but I think it would just fall flat as too much make-believe.
I think this is the strongest book in the series so far. Pity that it took until the third book to really get there, to be honest – if it wasn’t for my love of all things series, and of my desire to finish what I start, I might not have lost interest before I got here.
Even though this book is really a continuation of the storyline of the first in the series, it was still equally as entertaining. I loved the opportunity to get deeper into the characters without the distraction of a completely new case.
I would never have heard of this series if it weren’t for the television show Rizzoli & Isles. So sometimes tv can be a good thing, right?