Book Review: ALLEGEDLY

    • Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Published: 24th January 2017
    • Read: June 10, 2017
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six 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?


This is a mystery slash thriller book and is definitely the definition of the word crazy. This book is told in the 17 year old perspective of Mary, the allegedly killer of a baby when she was still 9 years old. When I indulged myself into reading this, I didn’t know what was in store for me and I recommend you the same. I thought that the whole thing was obvious, so obvious that every evidence just fits right in on the puzzle but of course the twist was so deadly, I had goose bumps! Beautifully written and amazingly plotted. This is a must read and absolutely recommended because as what I said, crazy!

The thing is, even if this has an amazing plot twist, it could easily be summarized but how could you experience the greatness of this book and how creepy things might play in your imagination if you don’t read it right? This is going to be a short review because I would prefer that you won’t have many details on the book because

If you like All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, Sad Girls by Lang Leav, and Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon, this book is for you!


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