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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
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ebook, 336 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2009)
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Tanja Berg
With great suspicion I approached yet another Scandinavian crime series. I was prompted to do so after one of the authors, Camilla Grebe, started following me on instagram. I was delightfully surprised. The main character, Siri, is a widow and psychotherapist. She lives alone with her cat in an isolated cottage, despite having an irrational fear of the dark. Someone is out to get her, through her patients. Someone who wants revenge. Someone she cannot understand who might be.

I suspected everyone
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Dawn
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.
Vesela
Книгата ми хареса, без да *уау*. Просто симпатично криминале, подобно на стотици други.
По едно време ми беше забозяла, но й давам й 3* , а не 2*, заради развръзката. Беше неочаквана за мен. Бях заподозряла всички други, но не и убиеца :)
Stacia
May 13, 2013 Stacia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Scott Rhee
Sep 10, 2012 Scott Rhee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
"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
Kathryn
May 16, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
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.
Aideeeee
"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."

Era
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Kitty Honeycutt
Aug 16, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Larraine
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
Margaret
Jan 25, 2017 Margaret rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For a practising psychotherapist Siri is in as much need of counselling as her patients. I found her character extremely annoying and quite obtuse. Disappointing for me.
Kerstin
Mar 07, 2013 Kerstin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-sub
Kurzbeschreibung:
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
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Pari Kumar
Oct 08, 2012 Pari Kumar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Raven
Jul 25, 2012 Raven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Casee Marie
Jul 01, 2012 Casee Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2012
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
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Dibi
Jul 16, 2016 Dibi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some Kind of Peace fue un libro demasiado plano para mí. No se si decir que es un libro asociado al suspenso, porque si me lo preguntan, muy poco lo vi por aquí. ¿Donde estaban esos momentos en donde quería esconderme debajo de la cama y no querer abrir los ojos?.
La verdad es que la lectura me pareció muy larga (y eso que no lo es) y descriptiva. Y no le suma puntos el hecho de haber sabido cual era el motivo del asesino durante todo el tiempo. Camilla Grebe me contó una historia que me mantuvo
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Iyanna
Jul 17, 2012 Iyanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Karen
I struggled at the beginning because the book started very slowly. It did improve though and ended up being chilling and creepy. At times it read stiltedly and the sentences were a little short and choppy but this could have been the translation.

Verdict: A decent start and I hope to read the next book in the series. Not quite Camilla Lackberg though.
Diane S ☔
Feb 14, 2012 Diane S ☔ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 I liked this one. Not quite as gritty as many of the Nordic novels are, but good nonetheless. Actually enjoyed the fact that she was a therapist dealing with patients who cut or who are anorexic, and that she wasn't a detective or private investigator. Different take and it looks like her next one in the series will feature many of the same characters. Didn't guess who done it either.
Monica
Jul 08, 2015 Monica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Maria Alejandra
La historia era buena, pero el final muy predecible. Algunas partes del libro aburridas.
Sonia Valverde
Desde el primer instante suelta un tufillo con regusto a "esto ya lo he leído yo antes, o esto ya lo he visto" que tira para atrás. Así que no hagáis caso a lo que pone en la sinopsis de que "nada es lo que parece", porque al final todo es lo que os parecía desde el principio. Si bien la identidad del asesino no la descubrimos hasta el final, las sospechas de los por qués, y de la relación que pueda tener con la protagonista es muy evidente (demasiado), e incluso desespera que ella no se de puta ...more
Joan
Feb 16, 2017 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio
First book I have read by Grebe. I enjoyed this book. Siri Bergman is a psychologist that has many problems of her own. She is afraid of the dark. Her husband died after committing suicide. Her pregnancy is aborted when they are told the baby had no brain. People start dying near Siri and clues are left for her. She cannot think who could hate her so much. She does do some very stupid things to put herself in danger. This is a psychological thriller that gives the reader just enough clues to fig ...more
Lindajk
Jan 25, 2017 Lindajk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second book by Grebe and I'm looking for more!
Kate Neilan
Aug 02, 2012 Kate Neilan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Rachel Anderson
Mar 10, 2017 Rachel Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another psychological thriller set in Sweden authored by Grebe and her sister Asa Traff. Excellent and chilling!
Paul
Jul 09, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Michelle
“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
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Yelania Nightwalker
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
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Julie
Feb 23, 2017 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This definitely kept my attention and I finished it in two days. I'm a psychologist, so I like mysteries involving psychologists. I read Camilla Grebe's solo book earlier this week and will read the second in this current series, written with her sister, next. That's how much I like them!
Jill
Jul 03, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Camilla Grebe is an entrepreneur and a former publisher and CEO. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Her sister is Åsa Träff.
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