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Publisher's Summary

In this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel, a small community is tested when their children go missing while exploring a dangerous local peak, forcing them to band together during the crisis. 

Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. The sprawling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains surround the town, overlooking the Pollocks' property and the nearby ranch belonging to Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood. 

Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are also the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, new to town after her parents' bitter divorce, the five of them are soon inseparable, spending their summer days swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. 

But one August afternoon, their latest adventure takes a dangerous turn—and quickly escalates into a battle for survival—when they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. They must place their own trials aside amid a massive search-and-rescue operation. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships. 

In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear. In The Challenge, Danielle Steel deftly weaves a story that is a portrait of courage and a striking tale of the bonds of love and family.

©2022 Danielle Steel (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Didn’t enjoy it

Fragmented storyline couldn’t keep up with who was who. So many unnecessary plots that didn’t come together - I waited but to no avail.

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great book

I enjoyed the story of several families doing life together. good times and bad

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It was OK. Not the best of Daniel Steel work

Struggled to finish. The end was very short with some unnecessary drama. Feels like story needed more details and relationships involved during the "missing" and after between the kids not their parents

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Great story!

I liked this story line more than most of the what Danielle Steele normally writes. To be clear I like all her stories. This one was just different, I kept wanting to listen to what happened next. Wish the ending would have had more in regards to each couples future.

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Awesome Book

I absolutely love this book it is one of my very favorites of Danielle Steel's Novels. I love Danielle Steel and the Narrator Jim Frangione did an excellent job, It was so hard for me to pause it when I had to go into work but I immediately started listening to it again on my breaks at work!!!

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Awesome

Great story snd performance!!
I really liked the real life story in this book! I recommend this book

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family affairs

Story was good and predicable in ways. Too descriptable about some things
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Families work out problems

Nice clean read Great for long weekend. Five teens and their families work out difficult challenges. Set in small town Montana

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Fantastic

Love all DS books and this one was another great one. Finished listening to it in two days.

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Where’s the Rest of it?

Everything was going great until the book just abruptly ended. It’s there a sequel or something? If not, this book is horribly incomplete.

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