Tiffany D. Jackson
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4 starred reviews!
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.
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?
From Publishers Weekly
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A slow-build read
This book was not what I was expecting, and, I suppose, that's neither a good nor a bad thing in this case.
I very much enjoyed being able to witness all--or should I say, SOME--of Mary's deepest and darkest secrets. It made things interesting in a slow-build read.
I knew the big secret right away, and maybe that was done on purpose because the author only chose to reveal it in the last few pages.
But I still was waiting for a big climax, for something to happen to make me cover my hand with my closed fist and got "ohhhhh, shhhhhhh*****!" It'd didn't come.
For me, the ending wasn't an ending at all.
All in all, though, a good story. I liked the various, contrasting personalities of all the other girls in the group home. The author killed it on that.
Patiently awaiting her next release in May 2018!