Some Kind of Peace

Some Kind of Peace


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Some Kind of Peace by Asa Traff, Camilla Grebe

A blockbuster international bestseller, this gripping literary crime novel tells the story of a young, recently widowed psychologist who is irrationally afraid of the dark and whose past comes to haunt her as she tries to solve a series of crimes, beginning with the brutal murder of one of her patients.

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-old psychologist who works in central Stockholm and lives alone in an isolated cottage out of the city. She has a troublesome secret in her past and has been trying to move on with her life. Terrified of the dark, she leaves all the lights on when she goes to bed—having a few glasses of wine each night to calm her nerves—but she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her through the blackened windows at night.

When the lifeless body of Sara Matteus—a young patient of Siri’s with a history of drug addiction and sexual abuse—is found floating in the water near the cottage, Siri can no longer deny that someone is out there, watching her and waiting. When her beloved cat goes missing and she receives a photo of herself from a stalker, it becomes clear that Siri is next. Luckily, she can rely on Markus, the young policeman investigating Sara’s death; Vijay, an old friend and psychology professor; and Aina, her best friend. Together, they set about profiling Siri’s aspiring murderer, hoping to catch him before he kills again.

But as their investigation unfolds, Siri’s past and present start to merge and disintegrate so that virtually everyone in her inner circle becomes a potential suspect. With the suspense building toward a dramatic conclusion as surprising as it is horrifying, Siri is forced to relive and reexamine her anguished past, and finally to achieve some kind of peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451654592
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Camilla Grebe is an entrepreneur and a former publisher and CEO. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Åsa Träff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. She runs a private practice and lives in Älvsjö, Sweden. She and Camilla are sisters.

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The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Is it the dark you fear or what is lurking in it? Siri by day is a strong, successful therapist able to cope with whatever her patients bring to her doorstep. At night she cowers in the corner, afraid of the dark wondering why she is able to help others and not herself. Siri's husband created a beautiful home for them only to die and leave her lonely and afraid to live. When her perceived nightmare becomes a reality based fact Siri is forced to confront her demons. A patient is murdered and left on her property raising questions as to whether this was a crime intended to affect Siri. It is at this point that Siri has to realize and admit that the noise she heard was not the house settling, the footprints in her room were made by another, and the threats are real not over exaggerated. Day into night the troubles escalate and the violence increases. One too many suspects appear and patients become threats while friend turn into treacherous foes. Whom do you trust when it appears no one is telling you the truth? If you are looking for a story that will scare you and keep you entertained KEEPING THE PEACE is the one for you. The authors really know how to shake the demons out of the trees and bring them to life with vivid and terrifying detail. Do not miss this book but read it during the day!
shayrp76 More than 1 year ago
*advanced readers copy* 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 them. This is on my list of best reads so far this year. Once I got the time to really sit down and focus on it I didn’t want to put it down. There was a desire to know what happens but also a reluctance to let go of the characters. I like a mystery that stumps me, which is becoming increasingly harder to find. The pace was incredible and the characters were vividly realistic. I felt like I got to know them and enjoyed each one for their good and bad sides. I cannot wait to read their next novel. This one comes highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book hooks you until you finish to the end. Lots of great action. Recommend this book to anyone who loves action and thrilling events!!
l_manning More than 1 year ago
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, and Siri cannot think of why someone would do this. With the help of her colleagues and friends, Siri must use all the knowledge she has to try and figure out who is after her before it is too late. I found this book very intriguing. I could tell reading it that the authors knew a lot about psychology, and I thought this made for a more thrilling book. This book was quite scary for me. I think that I feel for Siri living alone out in the middle of nowhere. I wanted to just pack her up somewhere with more people. Not knowing what would happen next was frightening. Luckily it wasn't too scary. I probably wouldn't read it at night alone, but the mystery of trying to figure out who was doing it and why did distract me from the terror a bit. I will admit to some quickened heartbeats though. I don't do well with creepy stuff though. For me, the payoff was truly in the end. It was just so frightening yet real to me that this could happen. There were some random things dropped to throw you off the trail of the real killer though that were never explained. This kind of left me hanging. I wanted to know why the characters acted the way they did, but I never got that. That was kind of a let down. Overall though, this was a psychological thriller at its best. If you like mysteries and creepy psychological thrillers, you will definitely enjoy this book. Book provided for review.
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