Moral Compass - Danielle Steel

Moral Compass

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 577 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • At an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by a devastating series of events in Danielle Steel’s riveting new novel.

Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. Even though most of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling, wounded by their parents’ bitter divorces, dealing with insecurity and loneliness. In such a heightened environment, even the smallest spark can become a raging fire.

One day after the school’s annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community—parents, teachers, students, police, and the media—are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another’s secrets. As details from the evening emerge, powerful families are forced to hire attorneys and less powerful families watch helplessly. Parents’ marriages are jeopardized, and students’ futures are impacted. No one at Saint Ambrose can escape the fallout of a life-altering event.

In this compelling novel, Danielle Steel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. As the drama unfolds, the characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.


  • Great book

    By Cdcmcal
    Great read
  • had to skip to the end!

    By claudastar
    This book was one of her lamest yet. I couldn't get into it. It started ok... but then dragged on and on and on. I had to skip to the end. Sorry Ms. Steel.
  • Moral Compass

    By Irish Woman
    One of the best books, I have read in awhile. Young , men standing up for what they did wrong and showing the parent who had the strong morals to back them. It was very refreshing in this climate today.
  • Not Enough Dialog

    By Evelyn Mason
    When did Danielle Steele become allergic to writing dialog? Her characters and plots are excellent, but the lack of dialog hurts the story.
  • Just can’t get into it.

    By deltad46
    I keep trying to get into this book, but I just can’t.
  • Moral Compass

    By wbilla
    This is my least favorite book ever written by this author. It could have been over in three chapters. Waste of my money.
  • Cujbc

    By ccakhebslla
  • I love reading

    By lshontae
    I love reading
  • Moral Compass Daniel Steele

    By GiveUsWars!!
    Book only has 203 pages even though it says 288 before you buy. Her latest novels over the past couple of years sadly don’t hold a candle to her many, many fabulous ones written in the past and based on special times in history. And why is it always the “hispanic housekeeper ,Maria”?