Susan Effect by Peter Hoeg
9781910701294 Harvill Secker
SUSAN SVENDSEN HAS AN UNUSUAL TALENT. She is an expert in finding out secrets. People feel 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.