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Court Out (A Netball Girls’ Drama) by Deb McEwan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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UNITED BY NETBALL, DIVIDED BY LIFE

What happens off court?

Marsha Lawson has no idea what her team-mates get up to when they’re not playing netball - that’s her first mistake. Taking her eye off the ball is her second.

Using netball as an escape from her miserable home life, she’s desperate to keep the past buried and to forge a brighter future.

But she’s not the only one with secrets.

When two players want revenge, a Tsunami of emotions is released at a tournament, leaving destruction in its wake. As the wave starts spreading throughout the team, can Marsha and the others escape its deadly grasp, or will their emotional baggage pull them under, with devastating consequences for their families and team-mates?

Discover if it’s game on or game over, in this off court story of friendship, lust, greed, and betrayal.
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: Fiction
Format: eBook
Publication Date: July 26, 2017

Review

When Marsha Lawson's abusive husband is laid off, the couple moves in with her mother-in-law to help make ends meet. As luck would have it, Marsha befriends one of his co-worker's wives who is over the moon to find out that Marsha played netball in high school and invites her to join the netball team. In spite of Marsha's misgivings about being rusty after not playing for quite some time, she joins the team to escape her husband's abuse and her mother-in-law's overly critical nagging.

What Marsha doesn't know is that some of her teammates are playing a different kind of game off the court; a game of revenge, lies, and secrets.

Court Out is a deliciously intriguing read! Rather than getting into a long-winded explanation about the technical aspects of netball, McEwan provides her readers with an in-depth look at the team's lives off the court. The characters are shockingly realistic and you will know who you like and who you dislike after reading a chapter or two. The dynamic between Marsha and her mother-in-law shifted drastically, but the cause of that shift was true to life.

The twists in the plot are amazing and it was interesting to see how interconnected the women on the team were, without their knowledge. I really had a hard time putting the book down because I wondered what McEwan had in store for the ladies.

While not explicit, this does contain subject matters that are inappropriate for young adult and new adult audiences, and for readers who prefer clean reads. If you're not in those categories and are in the mood for a cheeky, chick-lit book, Court Out by Deb McEwan may be what you're looking for!

About Deb McEwan

Deb McEwan
Deb McEwan, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.

Following a career of over thirty years in the British Army, Deb and her husband moved to Cyprus to become weather refugees.

She’s written children's books about Jason the penguin and Barry the reindeer and adult books about aliens, the afterlife, soldiers, and netball players. The first book in the latest series 'Unlikely Soldiers' is set in nineteen seventies Britain. The second covers the early eighties and includes the Falklands War, service in Northern Ireland and (the former) West Germany. 'Friends and Revenge' is the third in the series, and takes a sinister turn of events.

'Court Out (A Netball Girls' Drama)' is Deb's latest book. Using netball as an escape from her miserable home life, Marsha Lawson is desperate to keep the past buried and to forge a brighter future. But she’s not the only one with secrets. When two players want revenge, a Tsunami of emotions is released at a tournament leaving destruction in its wake. As the wave starts spreading throughout the team, can Marsha and the others escape its deadly grasp, or will their emotional baggage pull them under, with devastating consequences for their families and team-mates? 'Court Out' will be published in August 2017.

Deb spends her time writing, avoiding housework and playing tour guide. She occasionally blogs about her books and (tongue in cheek) from Donut the dog's point of view. She also tries - and mostly fails - to keep the pounds off.

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