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Book Title:
Book Author:
Tiffany D. Jackson
Publishing Date:
January 24th, 2017
Katherine Tegan Books
Date Read:
January 23rd, 2017
eARC from publisher via Edelweiss - Thank you!


Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived five years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home. There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

In this gritty and haunting debut, Tiffany D. Jackson explores the grey areas in our understanding of justice, family, and truth, and acknowledges the light and darkness alive in all of us.

My Review

Allegedly was one dark and twisted book that was a total page turner for me.  It made me go from hating the narrator, to loving her, to not having any idea how I felt.  It’s probably one of the darkest … Continue reading

4 stars