Literary nonfiction explores highly publicized case of Noura Jackson convicted of matricide.

What pushed Noura Jackson, a privileged, eighteen year old, over the edge–from high school and parties in Memphis to a Tennessee prison, convicted of matricide, one of the rarest of all crimes?

Stranger to the Truth, a work of literary nonfiction by Lisa C. Hickman, explores the fatal intersection of Noura, her circle of dissolute teenage friends, and the murder of Jennifer Jackson, Noura’s high-achieving mother.

Set against the backdrop of an early June Bacchanalia, the brutal attack seemed to reflect deep-seated, personal and exponential rage.


The narrative exhibits more than energy … call it omniscient and urgent.

The Memphis Flyer


Jennifer Jackson

Good Morning Memphis: Lisa Hickman and the Mid-South Book Festival.
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Universal themes of parenting, adolescence and rebellion explored.
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CBS 48 Hours Mystery: “My Mother’s Murder,” click here
Latest News: New Trial for Noura Jackson, click here
Author Lisa Hickman, “Stranger to the Truth,” Discusses Noura Jackson’s Vacated Second-Degree Murder Conviction, click here
No rematch for two fierce adversaries who battled in spine-tingling murder trial, click here
Bond Hearing, Possible Release for Noura Jackson Drags On, click here
Noura Jackson set to go free after guilty plea, click here
Q&A with Noura Jackson’s defense team, click here

Noura Jackson declines parole, will serve prison sentence.