Review: Allegedly

Review Allegedly

After I read Monday’s Not Coming, I knew that I’d want to read anything written by Tiffany D. Jackson, so I went back to read her amazing debut novel, Allegedly.

From the publisher:

Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.

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 churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? 

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’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?

Allegedly was incredible and emotional and heartbreaking. Mary has so much thrown at her throughout the book, and for much of it she doesn’t have anyone who’s really on her side.

It’s a real page-turner, full of tension and suspense. I found myself emotionally drained by the end. HIGHLY recommended.

One Reply to “Review: Allegedly”

  1. […] Since writing this review, I have gone on to read Jackson’s two other books – Allegedly and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Both were fantastic and I plan on reading anything she writes in the […]

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