- Kari Patrick
In Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson’s gripping and haunting debut novel, Mary was tried and convicted of murdering the three-month-old she was helping her mother babysit. The catch? She was only nine years old at the time of the alleged, as she often reminds us, incident. The baby was beaten and strangled, and her mother, who was present, was the individual who was actually supposed to be watching the baby. Mary didn’t stand up for herself and her role in the matter afterwards. In fact, she never uttered a sound.
Fast-forward a few years, and things have changed. Her good behavior in jail and at her group home has earned her privileges, including being allowed to work at a local nursing home. As she and a fellow nurse, Ted, who is also a group home resident, become closer, and she finds herself pregnant, the need for the truth to come out grows stronger. After taking her case to the Absolution Project, the fight for her freedom is on. Will anybody ever know what happened to little Alyssa? Will Mary and her mother ever be able to say what really happened that night?
Brace yourself for this emotional read as you wind your way towards uncovering the truth of that fateful night.