From Danish author Mikkel Birkegaard comes a novel about a secret society of ‘readers’ who have special powers to effect listeners and influence how they feel and change their opinions of a text. However, there’s a shadow group that’s using these powers to gain control and use it for ‘unethical’ outcomes. The story starts with the murder of one of the society members. It’s a translation from Danish, so the vividness of the language isn’t there, but the plot is absorbing. Very much worth a read.