House Rules: A Novel

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and the modern classics My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller, and more, comes a “complex, compassionate, and smart” (The Washington Post) novel about a family torn apart by a murder accusation.

When your son can’t look you in the eye…does that mean he’s guilty?

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. He has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.

But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are thrust directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And for the frightened small town, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

House Rules is “a provocative story in which [Picoult] explores the pain of trying to comprehend the people we love—and reminds us that the truth often travels in disguise” (People).


  • HouseRules 01 Open

    Duration: 30s
  • HouseRules 02 Case1

    Duration: 01min
  • HouseRules 03 Chapter1a

    Duration: 37min
  • HouseRules 04 Chapter1b

    Duration: 48min
  • HouseRules 05 Case2

    Duration: 01min
  • HouseRules 06 Chapter2a

    Duration: 34min
  • HouseRules 07 Chapter2b

    Duration: 38min
  • HouseRules 08 Chapter2c

    Duration: 41min
  • HouseRules 09 Case3

    Duration: 01min
  • HouseRules 10 Chapter3a

    Duration: 43min
  • HouseRules 11 Chapter3b

    Duration: 37min
  • HouseRules 12 Chapter3c

    Duration: 47min
  • HouseRules 13 Case4

    Duration: 01min
  • HouseRules 14 Chapter4a

    Duration: 32min
  • HouseRules 15 Chapter4b

    Duration: 43min
  • HouseRules 16 Case5

    Duration: 02min
  • HouseRules 17 Chapter5a

    Duration: 56min
  • HouseRules 18 Chapter5b

    Duration: 46min
  • HouseRules 19 Chapter5c

    Duration: 34min
  • HouseRules 20 Case6

    Duration: 02min
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