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Some Kind of Peace by Camilla Grebe

Some Kind of Peace (2009)

by Camilla Grebe, Åsa Träff (Author)

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Book 1 in the Dr. Siri Bergman series is a psychological thriller debut from Swedish Sisters, Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff. Dr. Siri Bergman is haunted by her own loss and finds herself in the midst of danger from a number of possible suspects. The authors use insights and experiences from their own professional backgrounds in telling this well-paced intriguing story about man's inability to let go of the past. The suspense in the story builds and builds and the ending is as surprising as it is horrifying. This is not a book to read at night in a house by yourself. The book is well-written with interesting characters and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 8, 2018 |
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 that but has no idea why anyone would want to hurt her. In between, we meet a woman who is hurting and, despite being a psychologist, is in denial when it comes to her own needs. This is an intelligent and well-written book. If you are a fan of thrillers, this is a terrific example of the genre. ( )
  Hanneri | Jul 8, 2015 |
Interesting story, very psychological, which I like. There weren't many clues to the murderer so didn't have any idea until they showed up to kill Siri. ( )
  avogl | Jan 25, 2014 |
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 named Markus, they begin to try and piece together why someone may be targeting Siri.

Before the story ends, the author presents the reader with several different suspects. I kept trying to figure out who it was. This was a very suspenseful read with a vulnerable, but likable main character. Can't wait to read more in the series. ( )
  melaniehope | Oct 6, 2013 |
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 issues, but they usually aren't too debilitating. Only one of them ever actually committed suicide. But now, another patient turns up dead - not, however, by her own hand. Not only has she been murdered, but her body was found close to Siri’s property.

Siri has reason to worry; a note found with the body blamed Siri, and Siri has received disturbing signs that someone is watching her. But who would want her dead? And who would know the details of her patients and the particulars of her own life besides her own colleagues?

Discussion: There is a very nice build-up of tension in this book as it becomes clear the killer must be someone known to both Siri and the readers, so that every encounter she has is fraught with disquietude. As the story moved forward I found myself reading faster and faster!

I liked the way the authors managed to integrate explanations of how psychotherapy works, without it sounding false or didactic. They also include, via a discussion with Siri’s friend Vijay who does criminal profiling, some interesting passages on the nature of evil. Vijay contends that evil people don’t exist. He observes: "I think there are evil actions, carried out by broken people.”

Are these actions, then, more forgivable?

Evaluation: This is a promising series. I’ll definitely be reading the next installment. ( )
  nbmars | Jul 3, 2013 |
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Tells the story of a young, recently widowed psychologist who is afraid of the dark and whose past comes to haunt her as she tries to solve crimes, beginning with the brutal murder of one of her patients.

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