'The Danish author is back on form in this literary thriller'
Selected as a Book of the Year in 2017 in the Mail on Sunday
The spectacular new thriller from the author of bestselling Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, featuring an unstoppable female scientist.
SUSAN SVENDSEN HAS AN UNUSUAL TALENT. She is an expert in finding out secrets. People feel oddly compelled to confide in her and unwittingly confess their innermost thoughts. Her whole life, she has exploited this talent, but now her family is in jeopardy and there is a prison sentence hanging over her head.
Then Susan gets a timely offer from a former government official: use her power one more time and have all charges dropped. To get her life back in order, she must track down the last surviving members of a secret think tank, the Future Committee, and find out the details in this committee's mysterious final report. But there are some powerful people determined that the report is never revealed.