So Close to You

The first book in a time travel series for teens and adults with HarperTeen.

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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.

Praise for So Close to You

“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.”


“Carter deftly deals with the perils and pitfalls of time travel, presenting well-rounded characters and a realistic look at life during wartime.”


“Back to the Future meets The X-Files.”



This Strange and Familiar Place

The sequel to So Close to You - July 2, 2013

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These are the things of which Lydia is now certain: 

The Montauk Project has been experimenting with time travel for years. 

The Project’s subjects are “recruits” from across time. Recruits like Wes, Lydia’s ally, friend, and love. 

The Project is now responsible for the disappearance of two members of her family....

And they’re coming for Lydia next. 

The heart-pounding sequel to So Close to You explores the sacrifices we make to save the people we love—and what happens after you change the future.

Praise for This Strange and Familiar Place:

4-star review: "Carter’s follow-up to So Close to You is thrilling. Readers will love Lydia’s continuing adventures through time, and her relationship with Wes." 



Find Me Where the Water Ends

The final chapter in the So Close to You series - July, 2014

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It's Lydia's last chance to stop the Montauk Project . . . or else be lost in time forever.

Lydia has been trained into a person she might have once feared: focused, fierce, deadly. Although she never wanted the life of a Montauk Project recruit, the Project has captured someone she loves-someone she'll do anything to save.

Then Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk Project never existed. The Project has taken so much from Lydia already, but she knows that she will sacrifice everything to make her vision of a world without the Project a reality.