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Camilla Grebe is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics. She was a cofounder of Storyside, a Swedish audiobook publisher, where she was both CEO and publisher during the early 2000s. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden. sa Tr ff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. She runs a private practice with her husband. She lives in lvsj , Sweden.


Praise for "Some Kind of Peace"

"The intensity of Scandinavian crime fiction, its intimacy and human scale, is impressively on display in this novel by Swedish sisters Grebe and Traff. I often feel freezing when reading a thriller from the North, but from the very first page, this compelling fiction paints a warm and lively portrait of a Swedish summer, its beauty and lighthearted spirit, its customary celebrations -- so ironic a background for a dark, wrenching, and compelling story." --Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ "This book was phenomenal! I did not want to put it down. When I was forced to, I could not stop thinking about it. Atmospheric, intense, riveting and creepy! The writing is wonderful, the characters nicely developed. I loved that sisters wrote it. What interesting women they must be. I know I should rehash the plot, but I just want to rave about the book. I will insist my mystery book group reads it and recommend it whenever possible. My only regret is that I have read it and now have to wait until the next one comes out. Please tell them to hurry. There are not enough great mysteries out there. Lastly, one of my favorite author's is Tana French. These authors are right up there with her. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read it." --Carole Pozmante, B&N Bookseller "Tense and chilling, this is a thriller for readers who also enjoyed Camilla Lackberg's "The Ice Princess." "--"Booklist" "Sisters Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff dig deep into the cold climes of the human heart in this sharp, atmospheric thriller. First rate writing and unusually absorbing characters. Loved this book." "--"Perri O'Shaughnessy, bestselling author of "Unlucky in Law" and "Show No Fear" ""Some Kind of Peace" is a fast-moving psychological thriller whose plot unfolds from the authors' expert and sensitive consideration of character. Dr. Siri Bergman, haunted by her own loss, finds herself in the midst of danger, the threat co

One rainy day in a suburb of Stockholm, five-year-old Tilde is coloring under the kitchen table when a man breaks into her house and savagely kicks and beats her mother to death in front of her. Around that same time, psychologist Siri Bergman is persuaded to guide a self-help group for female victims of domestic abuse. Each tragic story told in the therapy group hits home for Siri, a victim of stalking (as depicted in the first book of the series, Some Kind of Peace). As the women begin to connect, their violent pasts further haunt them and continue to affect their lives in surprising ways. Siri also finds herself pregnant by her boyfriend and must make difficult decisions about their future together. The authors' sophomore effort is at its best when various plots, including seemingly random psychological reports about a disturbed little boy, converge to move toward an unexpected conclusion. VERDICT A bleak, violent murder mystery focused on domestic abuse, psychology, and relationships, this is often difficult to read, but at the same time its detailed psychological analyses are intriguing. For fans of the first book and die-hard Scandinavian crime -thriller aficionados.-Katie Lawrence, Chicago (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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