When your son can’t look you in the eye…does that mean he’s guilty? An astonishing novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.
When your son can’t look you in the eye . . . does that mean he’s guilty?
Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome, making him hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others. He is brilliant in many ways, but is specially focused on forensic analysis. He’s always showing up at local crime scenes and telling the cops what to do. He’s usually right, too. Then, his small town is rocked by a terrible murder. This time, law enforcement comes to Jacob. 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 directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing can be normal with Jacob as a brother.
And over this small family the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?