Penny Vincenzi’s historical novel Something Dangerous is the story of the poor and privileged living in 20th-century London as the clouds of war start gathering over Europe.
The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their 18th birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the specter of Nazi Germany is growing . . .
Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways—but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins—and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind . . .