Moral Compass by Danielle Steel is compelling women’s fiction from one of America’s bestselling authors.
Saint Ambrose Prepatory School is among the best and most distinguished boarding schools in the country. The students are from some of the finest families and the staff and administration are top-notch. After more than a hundred and twenty years the school is welcoming it’s first female students. Some think it’s about time and will only move the school forward. Others think it’s a mistake and will be the end of the school’s impeccable history. Maybe both are right.
Following the school’s successful Halloween festivities a group of students have a private celebration. By morning Vivienne Walker has alcohol poisoning and has been attacked and left for dead. Some of the students are conflicted. Should they tell what they know? Others are guilty but determined to continue their lives as planned. The rich have the best of everything, including the lawyers they now need, while the less affluent must make due with much less. Unfortunately, money can’t buy a proper moral compass.
Moral Compass is a literary marvel. Danielle Steel has scored on all aspects. The cast of characters is varied, but each is fully-developed and completely believable. The subject matter is totally relevant to today’s social climate. The plot held my attention from start to finish. I was completely captivated and read it in one sitting. This is definitely a 5 out of 5 star read and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys compelling fiction.
My thanks to Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: January 7, 2020