Synopses & Reviews
Rachel Carter launches a mind-blowing time-travel trilogy with her YA novel So Close to You.
Lydia Bentley doesnt believe the rumors about the Montauk Project, that theres some sort of government conspiracy involving people vanishing and tortured children. But her grandfather is sure that the Project is behind his fathers disappearance more than sixty years earlier.
While helping her grandfather search Camp Hero, a seemingly abandoned military base on Long Island, for information about the disappearance, Lydia is transported back to 1944—just a few days before her great-grandfathers disappearance.
Lydia begins to unravel the dark secrets of the Montauk Project and her own family history, despite warnings from Wes, a mysterious boy she is powerfully attracted to but not sure she should trust.
“Readers will be hooked by the colorful details of life in 1944, the palpable feelings between Wes and Lydia, and a cliffhanger twist at the end that sets up the next book in this planned trilogy.” Publishers Weekly
“Back to the Future meets The X-Files.” ALA Booklist
“Carter deftly deals with the perils and pitfalls of time travel, presenting well-rounded characters and a realistic look at life during wartime. Readers will be relieved to know that So Close to You is the first in a planned trilogy.” School Library Journal
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices—and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.
About the Author
Rachel Carter grew up in the woods of Vermont. A graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, Rachel has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer, and a bellhop. She is also the author of So Close to You and is at work on her next book in Brooklyn, New York.