Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson // Review

Title: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 23rd February 2017

Synopsis: 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?divider-2461548_1280Review:

An emotional and moving novel showing the struggles of teenage pregnancy and having no place to call your own, especially when nobody believes you…

This book was definitely much more powerful than I expected it to be. I really admired Mary and how strong she was throughout everything she’s been through in life. So much has happened to her; abuse, disloyalty. murder case and she still has so much dedication to her child, and to be a good mother.

The flashbacks that were used throughout the book were a brilliant addition. They allowed so much depth to the story, it felt as if I’d known the characters all my life.

The book was so full of mystery and I thought Mary’s mother was such a brilliant supporting character. She was the complete opposite of Mary’s character, and they truly worked well side by side. It was so hard to see her mother treat her like that, and only added to my admiration for Mary.

I really loved it, and was so captivated by the story as the horror of it unravelled.

However, I wasn’t completely sure how I felt about the ending. It felt a little sudden compared to the build up of the story itself, and felt like the climax was cut a bit short for me personally.

However this book was definitely a great surprise and I am completely in love with Tiffany’s writing overall!

You can buy Allegedly on Amazon UK here!


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