House Rules: the powerful must-read story of a mother's unthinkable choice by the number one bestselling author of A Spark of Light
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His inability to make eye contact, his outbursts and lack of emotion are part of his condition, but they are also signs attributed to a ruthless killer.
It was sometime around two years old when he began to drop words, to stop making eye contact, to avoid connections with people.When Jacob's tutor Jess goes missing and is then found dead, covered in Jacob's quilt, he is the immediate suspect. So Jacob,” she says, “I just want to point out that you did in fact survive the day without the free food sample. Picoult has released a book almost every year since her first, Songs of the Humpback Whale, in 1992. Dear Auntie Em,” she reads, and just like always, I picture a little old lady wearing a bun and sensible shoes, not my own mother.
Let’s just say my interpretation of rule number five doesn’t always synchronize with Theo’s interpretation. As his core body temperature rose, he took off his own clothes because he felt hot…but in reality, that’s what made him freeze to death. It’s just that in my profession, it’s a lot easier to see actions as either right or wrong, without shades of explanation between them. However, the tables are turned when his social skills tutor, college student Jess Ogilvy, is found dead, and Jacob becomes the prime suspect in her murder. But having his day disrupted probably makes him feel the same way I would, if I was suddenly told to bungee off the top of the Sears tower.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. So I grab my coat and head south, although it is twenty degrees outside and the wind feels like knives on my face.