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Some Kind of Peace (Siri Bergman #1)

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34-year-old psychotherapist Siri Bergman is terrified of the dark.
Living alone in a picturesque, but isolated area east of Stockholm, she has tried hard to convince herself that she has moved on since her husband, Stefan, died in a diving accident several years ago. But when she goes to bed, Siri leaves all the lights on unable to shake the feeling that someone is watchi
ebook, 336 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2009)
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Scott Rhee
"Some Kind of Peace" is a psychological thriller that attempts to elevate itself from its genre into more literary heights, and it doesn't quite succeed, although the writing talent of the authors, Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff, is evident. Grebe is an economist and publisher, and Traff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. This is their first American novel, as they are already well-known authors in their home country of Sweden. Maybe its an over-saturation of the marke ...more
"Debería ser idílico."

Pensé que me iba a volar los sesos, quería que me volara los sesos...

Siri es una psicóloga que vive en una isla, metafórica y literalmente. Siri tiene una personalidad oscura y un pasado que se niega a analizar. La cosa se pone intensa cuando los sucesos perturbadores empiezan a salirse de su vida personal y se extienden hacia su lado profesional. Entonces ella es obligada por su vigilante a sacarse a flote y resolver los asuntos que tienen un tiempo atorméntandola."

This book is a terrific read. The ending is quite a surprise and I love the main character, Siri. She is vunerable, but not in a needy way - liked her alot.
I’ve always enjoyed reading about characters who have it together professionally but are a mess in their personal lives, which I think is why I enjoy Nordic crime fiction so much; the brilliant detective whose life is a shambles is a stock character. This book is a little bit different: The primary character, Siri Bergman, is a behavioral psychologist who is in desperate need of a behavioral psychologist. She drinks too much, she’s afraid of the dark, and she’s doing her absolute best to avoid w ...more
Kitty Honeycutt
Book Title: "Some Kind of Peace”
Author: Camilla Grebe & Asa Traff
Published By: Free Press
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Every now and again I find myself in the mood for a good murder mystery and when it involves a stalker and obsession it’s even better! The writing team of Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff are no less than amazing. The setting and plot for this story is perfection and I immediately found myself deeply immersed barely coming up for air.
Dr. Si
Scandinavian fiction has a stark, simple quality that really appeals to me. This was the first book I've ready by this author duo. Siri Bergman is a 34 yr old psychologist who is still mourning the death of her husband. She lives along in the cottage by the sea they shared outside of Stockholm. Every night she goes home, turns on every light in her house and drinks too much wine. Soon, odd things start happening. It is obvious to all but Siri that someone is watching her. She finally accepts tha ...more
Another welcome addition to the Scandinavian crime stable with this admittedly not unique premise of a plot, but with an utterly compelling and pschologically complicated central protagonist which draws you in as a reader and plays on your natural sympathy for our beleagured heroine.
Siri is a wonderful construct of two adverse personalities being both an assured and professional psychotherapist who displays all the natural qualities needed to get to the root of her patient’s problems, but also
Alles nur Einbildung oder echte Bedrohung? Siri Bergman arbeitet als Psychotherapeutin in einer kleinen Gemeinschaftspraxis mitten in Stockholm. Sie ist den Umgang mit seelischen Abgründen und schmerzhaften Geheimnissen gewohnt. Es ist ihr täglich Brot. Doch im Moment hat sie vor allem mit sich selbst zu kämpfen. Seit ihr Mann bei einem Tauchgang vor einem Jahr tödlich verunglückt ist, lebt sie vollkommen abgeschieden in einem kleinen Haus am Meer. Trotz ihrer panischen Angst vo
Casee Marie
My full review on Literary Inklings

Some Kind of Peace is a finely-crafted, beautifully written suspense novel from sisters Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff. Together Grebe and Träff intertwine keen psychological observation, vivid imagery, and a strongly unpredictable storyline to create a novel that is simultaneously a taught thriller and an explorative character study. Stockholm’s melancholy weather lends a certain type of moodiness to the novel’s sharp-edged story, setting the scene for grandiose
Pari Kumar
Dr. Siri Bergman is a psychologist in Stockholm who deals with anxiety disorders. Lately, she has been getting weird messages, losing a few patients, being arrested, and had her cat stuffed unexpectedly. Her life has been out of control when she realized that she is being stalked constantly by someone out to get her. What does he want? Why does he want to hurt her? With constant battles of love, friendships and drama, this thriller of a novel made me wonder, gape and shiver with fright. Some Kin ...more
The kind of book you read in one single afternoon. Fast paced, interesting, with properly delivered expectations. Scandi writers never fail to keep you hooked. It is their thing. No doubt about it.
I've finished this book in one day. I didn't think I would, but it just grabbed me, I couldn't put it down. Somehow, Scandinavian thrillers have a stark, simple, real quality that is truly intriguing. This book wasn't overly fantastic, wasn't scary, wasn't really creepy either. Still, somehow it kept me glued to the pages. The insight into a therapist world was fascinating, to see them as people with the same insecurities and fears as their patients were interesting. They themselves are the same ...more
Het schrijversduo Grebe en Träff heeft een prettige schrijfstijl. Dat dit boek me minder kon boeien dan verwacht zal zeker te maken hebben met een overdosis aan het typische hoofdpersonage uit Scandinavische detectivereeksen: de professioneel succesvolle vrouw die door haar onderontwikkeld sociaal vermogen een puinhoop van haar persoonlijk leven maakt. Het hoofdpersonage, Siri Bergman, valt niet alleen onder deze categorie, ze slaagt er evenmin in om een onvergetelijke indruk na te laten. Desond ...more
The book's synopsis doesn't justly portray the book; There is much more than what is described. Though it took a bit to get going, Some Kind of Peace moved along at a good steady pace once it did. The ending showed the humanness of Siri and not the trite salvation that I had expected.

Siri is a psychologist who, even though treats patients for fears and anxieties, suffers from fear and anxiety herself. Fear of the dark. She drinks nights to keep the fear at bay. One of her patients has been disc
The intro is what drew me into this book.Then from there it went sooo slow.I didnt like the fact of being in the sessions with her patients,there should have been very little mention about each of them for this book to be an suspense novel,there should have been bits and pieces through out the book about them.And for Siri being a Psychotherapist,they she can see and help her patients with their problems,but she cant help and see her own.
It seems like every Swedish mystery that I have read contains:

1. A dead/tortured cat
2. A smart female character who is molested but doesn't say anything about it or excuses the behavior
3. A smart female character who does unbelievably stupid things
4. Really bad food (ketchup on spaghetti, gross!)

Perhaps because the last book that I read was "Gone Girl," this one just didn't hold my attention the way that book did.
Una novela negra muy bien llevada con un gran componente de psicología.

La trama me ha ido atrapando cada vez más, aunque ya desde el principio veía potencial en ella y me había absorbido.

Me gusta saber que una de las hermanas (no sé cuál ni me importa, porque han escrito la novela conjuntamente) es psicóloga, y todos los juegos mentales que realiza con sus pacientes en la vida real salen a la luz. Es más, voy más allá, puesto que lo que desvela es que analizan a todo ser viviente que les rodea,
Maria Alejandra
La historia era buena, pero el final muy predecible. Algunas partes del libro aburridas.
“It’s impossible to see through a person. You can’t tell from the outside whether someone has performed evil actions or had evil thoughts. If a person has decided to conceal or withhold parts of himself, it is extremely difficult to see through the lies and discover the omitted truth.”
Some Kind of Peace opened with a prologue showing a teenage girl had died outside her house and two people (presumably her parents) found her body. We then proceeded to chapter 1 and met our protagonist, Siri Ber
This was a really good book. What draws me here is the characters - I really like Siri, and Aina and their co-workers. While the resolution of the crime part wasn't a complete shock, it was well done. There is kind of a red herring, which is well executed but I'm not a particular fan of that trick.

On the upside, this really is a psychological thriller - there's a powerful meditation on suicide and the act of taking a life in here that really gave me pause for thought. And of course, the Epilogue
A different kind of Scandinavian mystery. This time we don't have an alcoholic police officer or ex-police, but a youngish female psychologist that drinks a little too much, and has her own deep seated issues. I guess some things stay the same, even while others change.
Someone is playing a horrible game of cat and mouse with the protagonist, with knowledge that only someone very close to her would know. She is stubborn and resilient but can't help but be suspicious and somewhat fearful of her co
Elii Vela
Siri es psicóloga, viuda y tiene un pequeño trauma que le impide estar en lugares oscuros. A su consulta acuden diversos tipos de personas con problemas desde pequeños hasta muy grandes y ella los filma todos. Sí, no solo hace las anotaciones pertinentes sino que además, graba todas las consultas, algo que me gustó mucho, y que también le será de ayuda, más o menos.

Sus colegas, una mujer que tiene tantas conquistas como quiere y un hombre, que es un donjuán, son las personas más cercanas, por qu
This is the first novel of a Swedish crime series featuring a recently widowed young psychologist, Siri Bergman, who helps patients confront their phobias even though she is unable to confront her own. She is afraid of the dark, and drinks herself to sleep every night.

Her best friend and office mate, Aina, consoles her:

Being a depressed, passive failure with phobias can make you a better therapist, damn it. Just as long as you aren’t that way with your patients.”

Siri’s patients have troubling i
May 11, 2013 Skjam! rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans, Swedish heritage folks
Recommended to Skjam! by: Goodreads
Disclosure: I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

Siri Bergman is a Stockholm psychologist who is suffering from the loss of her husband, their unborn child and a crippling fear of darkness. So it’s perhaps understandable that she wonders if she’s going round the bend when it appears she’s being stalked. Then one of her patients turns up dead in her backyard, an apparent suicide. It quickly becomes apparent that her stalker is very real–and very deadl

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Psychologist Siri Bergman’s life starts to unravel after one of her patients is discovered murdered on her property. Siri has already suffered tragic events in her life, including her husband’s death, which has left her with fears that she would help others to overcome. So when clues begin to surface that the killer is really targeting her she begins to question those people within her intimate circle of friends and colleagues who know her weaknesses and how to exploit the
Pilar Guerrero
Me declaro oficialmente fanática irremediable de los autores no sólo suecos sino particularmente del género "Noir" de la novela policiaca. ¡Me encanta!

"Te Vigilo" es un libro maravillosamente tétrico. De alguna forma las autoras consiguen mantener siempre al borde del "no saber" que evitan que dejes el libro a un lado (por voluntad propia). Está deliciosamente diseñado en varios capítulos cortos tratando diversos enfoques de la misma historia. Sin duda esto ayuda a mantener la emoción, prolongan
Gloria Feit
This novel can’t make up its mind whether it is a mystery/thriller or a clinical psychology textbook. One of the authors is a psychologist specializing in behavioral therapy, as is the book’s protagonist, Siri Bergman, who treats patients for various mental problems, but seems in need of help herself. She recently lost her husband in a diving accident, but still lives in their isolated house, talking to him and feeling his touch, afraid of the dark, keeping all the lights in the house on through ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Αν και η πλοκή δεν είναι ιδιαίτερα γρήγορη, δεν σου επιτρέπει να βαρεθείς ενώ παράλληλα, σε αφήνει να παρακολουθείς τα γεγονότα δίνοντάς σου την ίδια στιγμή τον απαραίτητο χρόνο να τα επεξεργαστείς, να τα βάλεις σε μια λογική σειρά και να βγάλεις συμπεράσματα.
Το γεγονός ότι οι συγγραφείς είναι αμφότερες ψυχολόγοι-ψυχοθεραπεύτριες, είναι ένα μεγάλο συν ως προς την δομή του χαρακτήρα της Siri αλλά και ως προς την αληθοφάνεια των συνεδριών που η ίδια έχει με τους ασθενείς της και παρεμβάλλονται στο
Kate Neilan
Siri Bergman is terrified of the dark.
She lives alone, an hour outside Stockholm where she practices as a psychotherapist, her nearest neighbour far away. Siri tells her friends that she has moved on since her husband died in a diving accident. But when she goes to bed at night, she leaves all the lights on, unable to shake the feeling that someone is watching her.
With the light gone, the darkness creeps inside.
One night she wakes to find that the house is pitch black, and the torch by her bedsi
Siri Bergman is terrified of the dark

She lives alone, an hour outside Stockholm where she practices as a psychotherapist, her nearest neighbor far away. Siri tells her friends that she has moved on since her husband died in a diving accident. But when she goes to bed at night, she leaves all the lights on, unable to shake the feeling that someone is watching her.

With the light gone, the darkness creeps inside.

One night she wakes to find the house pitch black, and the torch by her bedside has va
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