Ruby Mills is ruthlessly ambitious, strikingly beautiful – and one of the Forty Thieves’ most talented members. Harriet Littlemore is an aspiring journalist from a ‘good’ family, engaged to a rising star of the Tory party – but she wants a successful career of her own. After witnessing Ruby fleeing the scene of a robbery, Harriet develops a fascination with the young thief that extends beyond journalistic interest, one which Ruby can use to her advantage.
But both the Forties and London society have strict rules – and the fallout from Ruby and Harriet’s unlikely acquaintance may be more than either woman is prepared for. The Dazzle of the Light tells a compulsive, cinematic story, fraught with envy and desire, about class, morality and the cost of being an independent woman in 1920.