I don't think I would have wanted to watch the TV show, Killing Eve, if I would have read the book first. I have a dilemma now. I didn't particularly like the ending of the TV show and I wanted to read the book ending, but the book is surprisingly disappointing.
I liked Villanelle way more in the show. The book tries to portray her as a psychopathic assassin, but the show did that so much better. There's a lot more context to Villanelle in the book and somehow that takes away from her. There's also a lot of sex going on, not explicit, but I really don't see the point of it.
The Eve from the TV show and the one from the book resemble each other better so far, but I'm afraid a discrepancy is incoming. But before that, I liked that she's changing slowly and smoothly.
The book is not gripping, I didn't find myself wanting to find out more, I really only want to read because so far it has been so different from the TV show and I wonder what else I could find out about everyone and everything.
I'm going to try the next book as well, but at this point I am expecting to drop the series. Maybe I'll just go ahead and read the last book only, despite the fact that there are quite a few characters that did not exist in the series and vice-versa and I might not understand exactly what's happening.
Edit: Or I'll just read the whole series as I just figured out there are two books left, three total. The series is so confusing, I thought there were six books.
Edit2: I initially rated this book 2 stars, I did that only because of the show, but it really doesn't deserve the 2 stars, so I'm lowering the rating.