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This book should have been labeledas a psychological thriller Or just psychological, forget the thrill part.
Perhaps that would have saved some of the frustrations with it.
Because instead of the typical thrill, crime, or police procedural, we get to follow in first person a psychologist and her clients who are mostly women who have been subject to male violence in their life, with constant interruptions to the story by short psychological reports of a child with whom there were thought to be problems, signed each time by a different specialist Siri, the first person psychologist seems unhappy and disconnected from everything She s with Markus, a policeman she does not love, and she keeps talking about her dead ex Steffan and as she never tells what happened, and how he died, after a few hundreds of pages of feeling cheated by the first person for keeping secrets from you, you feel cheated At least I did Cheated, and could not trust her with the story Are you keeping a secret of oh, I just happened to kill this and that person related to this story by the way from us to the end the same way there was in e.
g one of Harlan Coben s books She s disconnected from her life, and her group of psychologist friends seems to fare no better Everyone seems to be in a crisis of their relationships, or in a serial dater or man eater situation.
The women clients in the psychology group all share their typical stories of violence And pages go on and on without the crime apart of a few pages of Tilda s view.
Fine, let s treat it as a psychological thriller then Wouldn t that be easier if I felt something for at least some of the characters Like like them, or dislike them, or hate them, ideally a combination of those But I m left not caring about any character, feeling frustrated with their psychology stuff that doesn t seem to really help anyone At least the psychologist themselves Well, not just them how good is your psychology when thirty psychologists or psychiatrists or other mind specialist don t manage to detect that someone is supposed to have an IQ of 55 , and with an occasional mild caring even less or being frustrated by some characters That, plus Vijay s unbelievably long dialogs for anyone s story to have been told in first person, and all sorts of socio pscyhology blubber and trying to make you care.
The defining moments towards the end helped quite a bit, but it wasn t enough to erase the frustration 2.
5 but I hear the other books by these authors are better, so I ll give them a try.
More Bitter Than Death by Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff, published by Simon and Schuster.
Category Mystery Thriller Publication Date June 18, 2013This is another one of the best mysteries to come out of Sweden that will thrill those who like their mysteries that take place in that dark, cold, snowy place It is also a book that does not give up its secrets until the very last page A book that is skillfully crafted by the authors, and will keep the reader thinking and guessing throughout the book.
The book opens with Tilda, a five year old, witnessing the horrific murder of her mother Although she witnesses her mother s death she is unable to identify the murderer.
Two young ladies, Aina and Siri, both psychologists, are asked to moderate a group of five women who have been the victims of domestic abuse.
Although on the surface these two incidents should have nothing to do with each other, the authors are able to weave a pattern that includes these five women with the murder.
The reader will be amazed as to how these different scenarios come together, especially since some of the problems that are realized by this study group have implications to both Aina and Siri.
A mystery that is sure to satisfy, especially if you like your mysteries solved on the last page of the book.
This book shows a different side of a murder mystery You get a psychologist perspective rather than a detective s viewpoint Siri Bergman is annoying at times and her decisions are not what you would expect from a psychologist She has a drinking problem and has not gotten over the death of her husband The book does show how people cope with grief and loss through Siri s character She does, however, hold a self help group for women of abuse and it is very informative The book starts out with five year old Tilda hiding under a kitchen table when a man enters and beats her mother to death Siri gets involved with trying to find the murderer and does become a victim herself After the murder in the beginning of the story, the plot slowed down It gotsuspenseful towards the middle and I would not consider this a fast paced story but it is still worth reading I do enjoy the Swedish atmosphere and some of the characters The ending had a chilling twist and really caught me off guard I look forward to reading the next in the series but it hasn t been translated yet.
To be honest I didn t enjoy More Bitter Than Death as much as I like reading The Ice Beneath Her that I gave five stars too.
This book should have been labeledas a psychological thriller Or just psychological, forget the thrill part.
Perhaps that would have saved some of the frustrations with it.
Because instead of the typical thrill, crime, or police procedural, we get to follow in first person a psychologist and her clients who are mostly women who have been subject to male violence in their life, with constant interruptions to the story by short psychological reports of a child with whom there were thought to be problems, signed each time by a different specialist Siri, the first person psychologist seems unhappy and disconnected from everything She s with Markus, a policeman she does not love, and she keeps talking about her dead ex Steffan and as she never tells what happened, and how he died, after a few hundreds of pages of feeling cheated by the first person for keeping secrets from you, you feel cheated At least I did Cheated, and could not trust her with the story Are you keeping a secret of oh, I just happened to kill this and that person related to this story by the way from us to the end the same way there was in e.
g one of Harlan Coben s books She s disconnected from her life, and her group of psychologist friends seems to fare no better Everyone seems to be in a crisis of their relationships, or in a serial dater or man eater situation.
The women clients in the psychology group all share their typical stories of violence And pages go on and on without the crime apart of a few pages of Tilda s view.
Fine, let s treat it as a psychological thriller then Wouldn t that be easier if I felt something for at least some of the characters Like like them, or dislike them, or hate them, ideally a combination of those But I m left not caring about any character, feeling frustrated with their psychology stuff that doesn t seem to really help anyone At least the psychologist themselves Well, not just them how good is your psychology when thirty psychologists or psychiatrists or other mind specialist don t manage to detect that someone is supposed to have an IQ of 55 , and with an occasional mild caring even less or being frustrated by some characters That, plus Vijay s unbelievably long dialogs for anyone s story to have been told in first person, and all sorts of socio pscyhology blubber and trying to make you care.
The defining moments towards the end helped quite a bit, but it wasn t enough to erase the frustration 2.
5 but I hear the other books by these authors are better, so I ll give them a try.
More Bitter Than Death by Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff, published by Simon and Schuster.
Category Mystery Thriller Publication Date June 18, 2013This is another one of the best mysteries to come out of Sweden that will thrill those who like their mysteries that take place in that dark, cold, snowy place It is also a book that does not give up its secrets until the very last page A book that is skillfully crafted by the authors, and will keep the reader thinking and guessing throughout the book.
The book opens with Tilda, a five year old, witnessing the horrific murder of her mother Although she witnesses her mother s death she is unable to identify the murderer.
Two young ladies, Aina and Siri, both psychologists, are asked to moderate a group of five women who have been the victims of domestic abuse.
Although on the surface these two incidents should have nothing to do with each other, the authors are able to weave a pattern that includes these five women with the murder.
The reader will be amazed as to how these different scenarios come together, especially since some of the problems that are realized by this study group have implications to both Aina and Siri.
A mystery that is sure to satisfy, especially if you like your mysteries solved on the last page of the book.
This book shows a different side of a murder mystery You get a psychologist perspective rather than a detective s viewpoint Siri Bergman is annoying at times and her decisions are not what you would expect from a psychologist She has a drinking problem and has not gotten over the death of her husband The book does show how people cope with grief and loss through Siri s character She does, however, hold a self help group for women of abuse and it is very informative The book starts out with five year old Tilda hiding under a kitchen table when a man enters and beats her mother to death Siri gets involved with trying to find the murderer and does become a victim herself After the murder in the beginning of the story, the plot slowed down It gotsuspenseful towards the middle and I would not consider this a fast paced story but it is still worth reading I do enjoy the Swedish atmosphere and some of the characters The ending had a chilling twist and really caught me off guard I look forward to reading the next in the series but it hasn t been translated yet.
PROTAGONIST Siri Bergman, psychotherapistSETTING Stockholm, SwedenSERIES 2 of 2RATING 3.
25WHY Psychotherapists Aina Davidsson and Siri Bergman agree to conduct a self help group for women who have been abused both physically and emotionally The various group members each reveal their stories of abuse There is a horrific murder of the girlfriend of the ex husband of one of the group s members and then one of the group is killed The book is narrated by Siri, and she s a bit of a mess herself, seemingly incapable of love after the death of her husband Siri s actions are often quite stupid I had a mixed reaction to the book At times the psychological stuff and the women s stories was too much yet I kept reading There was a nice twist to the conclusion.
Since I am a fan of Nordic writers I had to read More Bitter Than Death However, I thought the book would focuson the mystery of discovering who killed Tilde s mother than domestic violence That is, I thought this would be a Camilla Lackberg and Jussi Adler Olsen type of book but it s not Tilde, a five year old girl, is the only witness to her mom murder One day, while Tilde was under the kitchen table drawing, a man comes in and beats her mother to death The only thing Tilde could see was his shoes.
Tilde s case falls in the hands of psychologist Siri Bergman and her friend Aina, who host a self help group for victims of domestic abuse The book covers the lives of five different women in the group and then Tilde I find this book very interesting for therapists and family counselors And, although is not a how to book, it would help women of domestic abuse because the advice is disguised under a fictional novel, yet everything the novel covers is very real I didn t enjoy the book as much as I ve enjoyed other Stockholm mysteries In fact, it was a very slow read for me and I had trouble keeping focused It must have been because of the other stories and I wanted to focus on Tilde However, the book appeals to a very common problem and I think its subject along makes it worth reading.
In The Chilling Follow Up To Some Kind Of Peace, Siri Bergman Returns To Investigate A Brutal Murder Case Centered In The Dark World Of Domestic AbuseIt S A Rainy Evening In A Stockholm Suburb, And Five Year Old Tilde Is Hiding Under The Kitchen Table Playing With Her Crayons, When A Man Enters And Beats Her Mother To Death In Cold Blood Tilde Can T Quite See The Murderer, But She S The Only WitnessAcross Town, Psychologist Siri Bergman And Her Friend Aina Are Meeting With Their Old Friend Vijay, Who Wants Them To Host A Self Help Group For Victims Of Domestic Abuse Over The Course Of Several Evenings, Five Very Different Women Share Their Stories Of Impossible Love, Violence, And Humiliation At The Same Time, Siri Finds Herself At A Crossroads She S Carrying Her Boyfriend S Child, But Is Still Beset By Doubts And FearsSwedish Sisters Camilla Grebe And Sa Tr Ff Weave All These Threads Together So That The Search For Healing And The Ability To Love Again Are Soon Transformed Into A Hunt For Tilde S Mother S Killer Everyone Is A Suspect The Many Men In The Victim S Life, Her Own Son, Even Some Of The Women In The Self Help Group Grebe And Tr Ff Combine The Chills Of First Rate Crime Novels With Palpable Emotion And Personal Experience Tr Ff Is A Real Life Psychologist , As More Bitter Than Death Builds To A Shocking Conclusion After reading the debut offering from Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff in 2012, Some Kind of Peace, I ve been looking forward to readingfrom this clever duo More Bitter Than Death was released a while ago, but has only just been translated into English Was it worth the wait Sure was.
The story picks up some months after protagonist Siri Bergmann, a psychotherapist, escapes death at the hands of a stalker She s been asked to co facilitate a group for women who are victims of domestic violence Her colleagues express some concern that Siri might not be up to it, but she convinces them that she is it gives her something else to focus on and perhaps it will help her make peace with the past.
However, that s not quite the beginning First there is a flash forward to an horrific scene where a five year old girl, Tilde or Tilda in the translation , witnesses her mother brutally kicked to death Certainly a way to hook readers of course you want to know what happens and whether Tilde will be okay Is it a case of domestic violence Or is it a robbery homicide The reader is then taken back to the beginnings of the group, when the victims tell their stories There s Kattis, beaten by her ex boyfriend and afraid he s not done with her yet there s Malin, a young woman raped by a man she met online, and Sofie, an abused teenager and Sirkka and Hillevi, both abused wives The group acts as a kind of sanctuary from the real world for Siri as much as the patients.
Before long, the safety the women feel in the meeting is invaded by the cold realities of their lives Kattis reveals that her ex boyfriend Henrik may be a suspect in the murder of his most recent girlfriend, Susanne Tilde s mother Henrik approaches Siri to plead his case, saying that Kattis is not who she seems, Malin is becoming increasingly unstable and Hillevi just wants to protect her children Siri s guard is up,than ever, but is it up against the right person Can she protect everyone Can she protect herself And while she is protecting herself, what is she potentially losing When a group member is killed, all the group members, Siri included, have to set aside their search for peace while the search for a murderer takes precedence It s time for old demons to be faced head on.
More Bitter Than Death is a tense, fast paced read, which I got through in two sittings However, it ischaracter driven and the mystery, although threaded through the story with flashbacks and clinical notes, does feel secondary to the impact of the various events on the characters, particularly Siri Her vulnerability, explained in Some Kind of Peace, and indecision adds to the tension, skewing her judgment and objectivity It s something other characters point out, but Siri cannot accept She knows she s indecisive and she knows her personal barriers may impact on her future happiness, but as for her objectivity as a professional, she doesn t accept that her past continues to have any influence The twist at the end is hinted at many times, albeit with some well placed red herrings to deter readers and the title itself revealsthan first expected.
I suppose the obvious question is whether More Bitter Than Death can be read as a standalone, since it continues the story began in Some Kind of Peace It can, but you will gaininsight into Siri by reading the first Grebe and Traff use location well to enhance the chilling themes of their books and, aside from the domestic violence theme, they touch on alcoholism, drug dependency, personality disorders, relationship conflicts and .
For lovers of crime fiction, especially Scandinavian crime fiction, I d highly recommend this well written, edgy read I m looking forward to seeing how Siri develops as a character and whether she ever finds that elusive peace.
This is the second in the Swedish crime series featuring psychotherapist Siri Bergman and her best friend and colleague Aina Davidsson In this book, Siri and Aina along with their old classmate Vijay collaborate on a domestic abuse study Siri and Aina are to run a trial self help group that would be led by professional facilitators This set up allows the authors to describe, as part of the narrative, the various manifestations of abuse of women, what it feels like to them, and how they cope or not with it during and after it happens Further, this plot device allows them to speculate on the motivations for such abuse Is it solely about power and control Does any of it have to do with love, albeit in a twisted form What about the role of women Are they ever complicit, in terms of asking for it How do you determine who is telling the truth in relationship conflicts When one of the cases turns deadly, there is a great deal of pressure to find the answers, because the perpetrator remains at large.
Parallel developments in the private lives of the protagonists who work on these cases not only Siri and Aina but also their colleagues Vijay and Sven , complicate the investigation, because they too are asking questions about the nature of love, and whether the pain it can create is worth the risk This is not just a sociological thriller however it is also very much a psychological thriller, with an increase in tension that doesn t let up until the very astonishing ending Discussion The authors do an excellent job I ve read other Scandinavian crime novels that embrace the topic of domestic violence, but these authors are better in two ways One, they focus their descriptions on the feelings elicited by what happened rather than the salacious details, which make unpleasant reading in any event Secondly, they are never didactic, but seamlessly integrate their concerns into the plot Evaluation This series is better than much of the crime fiction coming out of Scandinavia lately I love being gobsmacked by a crime novel, and this one does not dissapoint me.
I am especially impressed that it is a collaboration of two authors The writing is always consistent I would have never known Sisters Camilla Grebe and sa Tr ff apparently write these books via email, each writing a chapter and sending it back to the other to continue the story It should also be noted that sa Tr ff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy Moreover, unlike much crime fiction, this series would work great for book clubs Many issues are raised about the nature of crime and punishment, the situation of women, and the nature of love and relationships that will evoke good discussions as in fact it did for me and my husband while I was reading it This book sent shivers up and down my spine from page one, as Tilda witnesses her mother s horrific murder Set in Sweden, More Bitter Than Death is a murder mystery, but it s also about domestic violence, love, and loss As this story is told, the characters fight to stay warm as winter rages around them and the mystery of who killed Tilda s mother deepens The police investigation appears to be at a standstill, and then something else happens that shocks everyone.
This story rocks the house as a murder mystery The authors lead the reader down one path, then another, inching towards the story s end that is a shocker The freezing wet weather of the story s setting adds to the horror that s unfolding The characters struggle to stay warm, as they also strive to understand what s going on, asking themselves how such things can happen.
Therapist Siri is a strong female character, still grieving over the loss of her beloved husband, and not able to commit to her younger lover Markus Siri and her partner friend Aina struggle with their own complicated issues of loving and loss as they co facilitate the group for women who have experienced domestic violence As the women in group start to tell their stories, they must not only deal with their own feelings about sharing this information, but the reactions of the other women in the group as well.
The characters are well thought out and interesting Their interactions with one another are strengthened by the dialogue, which I find easy to follow and illustrate the connections or lack of between them Again, the bitter cold and wetness of the story s setting adds to the creepiness of what is going on The phrasebitter than death comes from The Bible, Ecclesiastes 7 26 And I findbitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her but the sinner shall be taken by her Cambridge edition, King James Bible.
I ll let you figure out for yourself what this means for the story.
More Bitter Than Death is a complex story about people living their lives, longing to love and be loved yet aware that daring to do so will mean risk being hurt I think that most of us can understand the fear of being hurt again I m a social worker by profession, and I found the issues regarding domestic violence believable, raw, and downright scary If you are a survivor of domestic violence, be warned that parts of this story may be tough to read Examples of verbal abuse are present in this story also, which I found hard to read because of a personal experience a few years ago But I stuck with it, and I hope you do also.
Excellent story that I highly recommend if you, like me, love murder mysteries.


Since I am a fan of Nordic writers I had to read More Bitter Than Death However, I thought the book would focuson the mystery of discovering who killed Tilde s mother than domestic violence That is, I thought this would be a Camilla Lackberg and Jussi Adler Olsen type of book but it s not Tilde, a five year old girl, is the only witness to her mom murder One day, while Tilde was under the kitchen table drawing, a man comes in and beats her mother to death The only thing Tilde could see was his shoes.
Tilde s case falls in the hands of psychologist Siri Bergman and her friend Aina, who host a self help group for victims of domestic abuse The book covers the lives of five different women in the group and then Tilde I find this book very interesting for therapists and family counselors And, although is not a how to book, it would help women of domestic abuse because the advice is disguised under a fictional novel, yet everything the novel covers is very real I didn t enjoy the book as much as I ve enjoyed other Stockholm mysteries In fact, it was a very slow read for me and I had trouble keeping focused It must have been because of the other stories and I wanted to focus on Tilde However, the book appeals to a very common problem and I think its subject along makes it worth reading.
PROTAGONIST Siri Bergman, psychotherapistSETTING Stockholm, SwedenSERIES 2 of 2RATING 3.
25WHY Psychotherapists Aina Davidsson and Siri Bergman agree to conduct a self help group for women who have been abused both physically and emotionally The various group members each reveal their stories of abuse There is a horrific murder of the girlfriend of the ex husband of one of the group s members and then one of the group is killed The book is narrated by Siri, and she s a bit of a mess herself, seemingly incapable of love after the death of her husband Siri s actions are often quite stupid I had a mixed reaction to the book At times the psychological stuff and the women s stories was too much yet I kept reading There was a nice twist to the conclusion.
After reading the debut offering from Camilla Grebe and Asa Traff in 2012, Some Kind of Peace, I ve been looking forward to readingfrom this clever duo More Bitter Than Death was released a while ago, but has only just been translated into English Was it worth the wait Sure was.
The story picks up some months after protagonist Siri Bergmann, a psychotherapist, escapes death at the hands of a stalker She s been asked to co facilitate a group for women who are victims of domestic violence Her colleagues express some concern that Siri might not be up to it, but she convinces them that she is it gives her something else to focus on and perhaps it will help her make peace with the past.
However, that s not quite the beginning First there is a flash forward to an horrific scene where a five year old girl, Tilde or Tilda in the translation , witnesses her mother brutally kicked to death Certainly a way to hook readers of course you want to know what happens and whether Tilde will be okay Is it a case of domestic violence Or is it a robbery homicide The reader is then taken back to the beginnings of the group, when the victims tell their stories There s Kattis, beaten by her ex boyfriend and afraid he s not done with her yet there s Malin, a young woman raped by a man she met online, and Sofie, an abused teenager and Sirkka and Hillevi, both abused wives The group acts as a kind of sanctuary from the real world for Siri as much as the patients.
Before long, the safety the women feel in the meeting is invaded by the cold realities of their lives Kattis reveals that her ex boyfriend Henrik may be a suspect in the murder of his most recent girlfriend, Susanne Tilde s mother Henrik approaches Siri to plead his case, saying that Kattis is not who she seems, Malin is becoming increasingly unstable and Hillevi just wants to protect her children Siri s guard is up,than ever, but is it up against the right person Can she protect everyone Can she protect herself And while she is protecting herself, what is she potentially losing When a group member is killed, all the group members, Siri included, have to set aside their search for peace while the search for a murderer takes precedence It s time for old demons to be faced head on.
More Bitter Than Death is a tense, fast paced read, which I got through in two sittings However, it ischaracter driven and the mystery, although threaded through the story with flashbacks and clinical notes, does feel secondary to the impact of the various events on the characters, particularly Siri Her vulnerability, explained in Some Kind of Peace, and indecision adds to the tension, skewing her judgment and objectivity It s something other characters point out, but Siri cannot accept She knows she s indecisive and she knows her personal barriers may impact on her future happiness, but as for her objectivity as a professional, she doesn t accept that her past continues to have any influence The twist at the end is hinted at many times, albeit with some well placed red herrings to deter readers and the title itself revealsthan first expected.
I suppose the obvious question is whether More Bitter Than Death can be read as a standalone, since it continues the story began in Some Kind of Peace It can, but you will gaininsight into Siri by reading the first Grebe and Traff use location well to enhance the chilling themes of their books and, aside from the domestic violence theme, they touch on alcoholism, drug dependency, personality disorders, relationship conflicts and .
For lovers of crime fiction, especially Scandinavian crime fiction, I d highly recommend this well written, edgy read I m looking forward to seeing how Siri develops as a character and whether she ever finds that elusive peace.
This is the second in the Swedish crime series featuring psychotherapist Siri Bergman and her best friend and colleague Aina Davidsson In this book, Siri and Aina along with their old classmate Vijay collaborate on a domestic abuse study Siri and Aina are to run a trial self help group that would be led by professional facilitators This set up allows the authors to describe, as part of the narrative, the various manifestations of abuse of women, what it feels like to them, and how they cope or not with it during and after it happens Further, this plot device allows them to speculate on the motivations for such abuse Is it solely about power and control Does any of it have to do with love, albeit in a twisted form What about the role of women Are they ever complicit, in terms of asking for it How do you determine who is telling the truth in relationship conflicts When one of the cases turns deadly, there is a great deal of pressure to find the answers, because the perpetrator remains at large.
Parallel developments in the private lives of the protagonists who work on these cases not only Siri and Aina but also their colleagues Vijay and Sven , complicate the investigation, because they too are asking questions about the nature of love, and whether the pain it can create is worth the risk This is not just a sociological thriller however it is also very much a psychological thriller, with an increase in tension that doesn t let up until the very astonishing ending Discussion The authors do an excellent job I ve read other Scandinavian crime novels that embrace the topic of domestic violence, but these authors are better in two ways One, they focus their descriptions on the feelings elicited by what happened rather than the salacious details, which make unpleasant reading in any event Secondly, they are never didactic, but seamlessly integrate their concerns into the plot Evaluation This series is better than much of the crime fiction coming out of Scandinavia lately I love being gobsmacked by a crime novel, and this one does not dissapoint me.
I am especially impressed that it is a collaboration of two authors The writing is always consistent I would have never known Sisters Camilla Grebe and sa Tr ff apparently write these books via email, each writing a chapter and sending it back to the other to continue the story It should also be noted that sa Tr ff is a psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy Moreover, unlike much crime fiction, this series would work great for book clubs Many issues are raised about the nature of crime and punishment, the situation of women, and the nature of love and relationships that will evoke good discussions as in fact it did for me and my husband while I was reading it This book sent shivers up and down my spine from page one, as Tilda witnesses her mother s horrific murder Set in Sweden, More Bitter Than Death is a murder mystery, but it s also about domestic violence, love, and loss As this story is told, the characters fight to stay warm as winter rages around them and the mystery of who killed Tilda s mother deepens The police investigation appears to be at a standstill, and then something else happens that shocks everyone.
This story rocks the house as a murder mystery The authors lead the reader down one path, then another, inching towards the story s end that is a shocker The freezing wet weather of the story s setting adds to the horror that s unfolding The characters struggle to stay warm, as they also strive to understand what s going on, asking themselves how such things can happen.
Therapist Siri is a strong female character, still grieving over the loss of her beloved husband, and not able to commit to her younger lover Markus Siri and her partner friend Aina struggle with their own complicated issues of loving and loss as they co facilitate the group for women who have experienced domestic violence As the women in group start to tell their stories, they must not only deal with their own feelings about sharing this information, but the reactions of the other women in the group as well.
The characters are well thought out and interesting Their interactions with one another are strengthened by the dialogue, which I find easy to follow and illustrate the connections or lack of between them Again, the bitter cold and wetness of the story s setting adds to the creepiness of what is going on The phrasebitter than death comes from The Bible, Ecclesiastes 7 26 And I findbitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her but the sinner shall be taken by her Cambridge edition, King James Bible.
I ll let you figure out for yourself what this means for the story.
More Bitter Than Death is a complex story about people living their lives, longing to love and be loved yet aware that daring to do so will mean risk being hurt I think that most of us can understand the fear of being hurt again I m a social worker by profession, and I found the issues regarding domestic violence believable, raw, and downright scary If you are a survivor of domestic violence, be warned that parts of this story may be tough to read Examples of verbal abuse are present in this story also, which I found hard to read because of a personal experience a few years ago But I stuck with it, and I hope you do also.
Excellent story that I highly recommend if you, like me, love murder mysteries.