Peter Høeg

The Susan Effect
  • The Susan Effect

  • You'll tell her your darkest secrets

    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. But there are some powerful people determined to stop her.

Born in 1957, Peter Høeg published his first novel in 1988, having followed various callings - dancer, actor, fencer, sailor, mountaineer - before turning seriously to writing. His novels Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow and The Quiet Girl were published to great international acclaim.