At the moment I am reading “Allegedly” by Tiffany D. Jackson.
Every night before bed finds me deep into the plot about this young girl who has been in what she calls “baby jail” since she was just nine years old.
When she was nine years old Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
All anyone wanted to talk about was the fact that a black girl killed a white baby.
Mary survived six years in “baby jail” before being sent to a group home. It is nothing like a real home. It is where you watch your back and fear for your life every moment you are there.
Then she meets Ted when she is assigned to work at a nursing home. He too wears an ankle monitor. They don’t talk about the crimes that led them to where they are.
Pregnant & Wanting To Tell The Truth:
At age 16 Mary finds out she is pregnant and realizes that they will take her baby away if she doesn’t convince them of the truth. What really happened the day a white baby died.
She has stayed silent for five years. Now her own baby is a reason to fight.
Momma is someone she both loves, fears but certainly does not trust. Will Momma help her set the record straight? Will she finally tell them the truth?
Apple Tree Yard:
I am currently watching “Apple Tree Yard” on Hulu.
I have watched two of the four hour long episodes.
It is a psychological thriller in which a well respected geneticist, Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, (Emily Watson) begins an affair with a man (Ben Chaplin) she’s just met. She really knows next to nothing about him.
They are both married and have to be careful not to have their affair exposed. Until a man she works with somehow does find out.
An Act Of Violence:
Yvonne doesn’t know they’ve been discovered until one night at an office party, when a man she works with manages to get her into a dark office and rapes her.
She knows that she can’t tell anyone or go to the authorities because of what he knows.
The only person she tells is the man she is having an affair with, because she can’t get past the violent act. It’s changed everything.
She can’t go back to work where she will see him every day. So she begins to work from home.
The man who raped her begins to taunt her. He stalks her and sends her flowers and notes. She doesn’t know how to break free of him.
Then a single irrational act leads her to standing trial for murder.
Best Of Yurima:
I am currently listening to “Best Of Yurima” as I write this post.
Yiruma, whose real name is Lee Ru-ma, is a South Korean-British composer and pianist.
He is known for his sold-out shows all over the globe.