Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died in a tragic car accident, her sister Bea joined the elusive community called The Unity Project, leaving Lo to fend for herself. Desperate not to lose the only family she has left, Lo has spent the last six years trying to reconnect with Bea, only to be met with radio silence. When Lo’s given the perfect opportunity to gain access to Bea’s reclusive life, she thinks they’re finally going to be reunited. But it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t want to be found, and as Lo delves deeper into The Project, she realizes there’s more at risk than just her relationship with Bea: her very life might be in danger . . .

select accolades and praise
An Indie Bestseller
The #1 Spring 2021 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Rolling Stone Top Culture Pick of March '21
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Amazon Best YA Book of Feb '21
A Peter Monn Book Club Pick (Feb '21)
“Powerful, suspenseful, and heartbreaking.”
— Kirkus, starred review

“A gripping, flawless psychological thriller.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“A rich offering that lingers even as it shocks.”
— Booklist, starred review

“A gripping psychological thriller.”
— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A must-read . . . tautly crafted, emotionally driven suspense.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A twisty plot that’s full of hooks.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Captivating and harrowing . . .”
— Shelf Awareness

“Brave and raw and exciting and wise.”
— Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood series

“There is no flaw in The Project.”
— Somaiya Daud, international bestselling author of Mirage and Court of Lions

“This book is a baptism for your soul.”
Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know

“Completely electrifying from start to finish.”
Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders

“A devastatingly perfect novel.”
Kaitlin Ward, author of Girl in a Bad Place
international editions
Brazil (Vergara & Riba)
Estonia (Rahva Raamat)
Russia (Eksmo)
Spain (Galera)
Turkey (Penguen Kitap Kaset)