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December 15, 2016


Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Published in hardback 23rd February 2017 by Harper collins



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?
Millions of points to Tiffany D Jackson writing this page turning novel based on a true story. Fans of Jessica Treadway who read IF SHE DID IT that was based on a true story should read Allegedly by Tiffany. I have never recommend a book so highly as this one. Allegedly nine-year old Mary B Addison killed a baby, she had to face charges in the death of little Alyssa Richardson. But did she do it? The judge sentenced her to baby jail. After six years she was sent to a home that had other girls that had killed. The home was like going to one prison to the next prison with her still having to do cleaning duties. Mary Addison is pregnant by her secret boyfriend. She knows that social services will take her baby away from her so Mary has no choice but to tell the truth who killed baby Alyssa. The question is who is telling the truth Momma says Mary killed the baby and now that Mary is a teenager she says that her Momma killed Alyssa Richardson.
Allegedly was partly based by the 2012 case of a  9-year-old charged with the death of a 3-month-old infant in Maine, the baby’s name being Brooklyn. Did she do it?. The author Tiffany D Jackson spent a lot of hours of research on the phone to lawyers, doctors and social workers.



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