Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Publication Information:  New York, NY: Katerine Teegan Books (an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers), 2017

Summary:  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 really isn't "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 of 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?

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Links of Interest:

Author Website -

Author Interview - The Darker Side of the Story:  Tiffany D. Jackson Talks Allegedly

Immediate Crisis: National Suicide Prevention Hotline -

          Crisis Text line:  Text HOME to 741-741 for anonymous support through text

Mental Health Resources for Teens and Young Adults

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National Domestic Violence Hotline -

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network) -

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