The Susan Effect by Peter Hoeg is a political/conspiracy thriller set in Denmark.
Susan has a unique ability to get people to tell her their innermost secrets which she shares with her husband and their two children. When the family becomes involved in a life changing scandal in India she agrees to use her ‘power’ to gather information on the Future Committee for a secretive and sinister government fixer in return for getting the charges against her family dropped. Things rapidly get out of control as she starts to unearth the final reports of the Future Committee and the conspiracy behind it.
This is a rather far-fetched but quite readable book if you like conspiracy, mayhem and a bit of near magical super powers.