High Stakes

Danielle Steel

19 January 2023
336 pages


A compelling and thought-provoking novel from the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Set around a New York talent agency, a group of accomplished women discover the high price of success.

Jane Addison is smart, young and ambitious. She’s delighted to have landed a job with a prestigious talent agency, Fletcher and Benson.

Hailey West is Jane's boss. She is dedicated to her authors but, as a single mother following her husband’s tragic death, her home life is chaotic and challenging.

Francine Rivers, the stern and bitter head of department, is also raising children on her own after an acrimonious divorce, and she has had to overcome financial hardship by paying the very highest price.

Meanwhile, Allie Moore seems to have it all: she relishes success and loves working with the talented actors she represents. But then a passionate relationship with one of her star clients risks derailing her career.

And Merriwether Jones, the CFO of the agency, appears to have the perfect marriage – until her husband’s jealousy over her career threatens her happiness.

Jane quickly realizes that there are damaging secrets behind the doors of the agency. She has the least power, but she is also the least willing to accept things as they are. And when she tries to put things right, the consequences will leave no one unscathed . . .

In this riveting novel, five women at the top of their game navigate the challenges of career and ambition, family and personal lives, in a world where it’s necessary to fight for what is right.