Some Kind Of Peace by Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff - I Read, Therefore I Blog — LiveJournalRate this book. Some Kind of Peace breaks the typical crime novel formulas, introducing a psychologist as its main character, a heroine of pure originality and inspiration that readers everywhere have fallen for. Siri Bergman runs a private psychotherapy practice in central Stockholm with her best friend Aina. Since her husband's death in a diving accident, Siri has lived alone in an isolated cottage outside the city. Terrified of the dark, she drinks wine to steady her nerves and leaves the lights on when she goes to bed, unable to shake the feeling that someone is watching through her windows.
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I also liked this follow-up, which was written with a keen appreciation of the subtle trauma involved in domestic abuse, although I do have some reservations about the depictions of violence. Once more it has led me to reflect on what level of detail, when it comes to descriptions of violence, is acceptable and in particular why we need to be treated to such graphic depictions of assaults on women. Five year old Tilde hides under a table and watches as her mother is kicked to death. Each has their story to tell but when violence impinges into one of their meetings, the dangers of their situation is suddenly brought into focus. Psychotherapist Siri Bergman, who is struggling to adjust to her own more settled domestic situation, becomes drawn into the lives of the women although the lines between professional and personal are increasingly blurred. The tone of the writing is, in general, reflective and sober with emphasis on the lives of the victims.