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Some Kind of Peace (Siri Bergman #1)

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It seems so idyllic. But something is out of place. In the neatly raked gravel parking area is a dazzlingly clean black Jeep. The paint of the Jeep reflects a clematis with large pure white blossoms climbing up a knotted old apple tree. Someone is lying under the low trunk and crooked branches of the tree. A young woman, a girl. . . .

Siri Bergman is a thirty-four-year-ol...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Free Press (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
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 Bullard
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 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.
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 Berg...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more

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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Dr. Siri Bergman operates a psychotherapy practice in Stockholm with her best friend, Aina.

Siri can related when her patients tell her about a loss they have suffered. Siri lost her husband, Stefan, to a diving accident.

One of her patients is a young woman, Sara Matteus, and when Siri finds Sara's body in a place where Siri often goes swimming, it begins a number of events that make it look like someone is out to harm her.

As a protagonist, Siri is someone who catches my interest but when things...more
Vredig is de debuutthriller van Camilla Grebe & Åsa Träff, zussen en respectievelijk ondernemer en psycholoog. Met Siri Bergman hebben ze een hoofdpersonage gecreëerd dat voldoende boeiend is voor een serie. Inmiddels werken de auteurs aan deel vier.

Siri Bergman runt met collega’s Aina en Sven in hartje Stockholm een praktijk voor psychotherapie. Siri woont in een afgelegen gebied in het huis dat ze samen met haar overleden echtgenoot Stefan heeft gekocht en opgeknapt. Zij zit niet lekker i...more
Siri Bergman is a psychologist who is trying to deal with her own tragic past. The death of her husband several years ago has left her scared and scarred, leaving her unable to be alone in the dark of her remote country home. When the body of one of her patients is found near her home, Siri finds herself involved in something even more frightening then she had imagined. Someone is after Siri, and they are using her patients to get to her. They have an intimate knowledge of her life and practice,...more
Melanie Coombes
This was a very good book. It starts off slowly. We meet the main character, Siri, a psychologist whose husband died in a diving accident. She still struggles with this, but is determined to continue meeting patients.

Only at about page 100, does the book gain momentum. However, I was into the plot from the beginning and enjoyed meeting the characters and finding out about Siri and her background.

One of Siri's patients is found dead near Siri's house and with the help of a young police officer...more
Feb 08, 2013 Sara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a creepy stalker/mystery book
Recommended to Sara by: A 3 for 5 pound deal.
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This is a tightly plotted and well-written thriller. The authors ratchet up the tension inexorably, and as the reader, I felt my tension and suspicion about all the other characters rise with the protagonist's. It's been a while since I read a mystery/thriller that wasn't from the point of view of the detectives, and I really enjoyed the change!
Me encantó este libro desde que empecé a leerlo. Puedo decir que es una de las novelas policíacas que más me han gustad. Con un toque de thriller psicológica. Te vigilo nos cuenta la historia de una terapeuta que ha quedado viuda y prácticamente, lo ha perdido todo; su hijo, su marido... Tras eso, una de sus pacientes se suicida con una nota de agradecimiento hacia su terapeuta. Es entonces cuanto empieza a cuestionarse sus dotes como psicóloga.

Esta novela está realmente bien escrita, me ha par...more
Renee Johnson
Couldn't put it down, but so sad when it ended. Some Kind of Peace was a tightly-wound, engrossing book. I enjoyed the slow build-up of suspense, the interruptions in the story line to examine Siri's consultation with her patients, and the surprise ending. I loved that she remained, even until the end, the hero of her own story. The book kept me guessing and looking forward to the next page. The narrator was a relatable, sad, but strong-willed person who, in spite of her training in psychology,...more
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