Such a Bad Influence

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$24.99  $23.24
Quirk Books
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Olivia Muenter is a writer and cohost of Bad on Paper, a weekly podcast about books, life, and everything in between. Previously she was a senior fashion and beauty editor at Olivia's work has appeared in Refinery 29, HuffPost,, Philadelphia magazine, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, and more. This is her first novel.
An Instant USA Today Best Seller
A Crime Reads Best Psychological Thriller of June 2024
An Apple Books Best Books Pick of June 2024
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"A smart and intelligent thriller that is a not-to-be-missed page-turner. Buy multiples because this one has the making of a big best seller."--Library Journal, starred review

"Packed with trenchant critiques of internet celebrity and topped off by a satisfyingly nasty finale, this leaves readers wanting more from Muenter."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Clever, cutting, and utterly unputdownable, Muenter's ice pick-sharp tale is a thoroughly modern page-turner."--Apple Books

"This unsettling plot is delivered with a sense of humor and is filled with twists and turns that are sure to inspire a buzz within the thriller community. The shocking ending will leave readers wanting more. Muenter is a fresh new voice with a compelling perspective."--Jayme Oldham, Booklist

"Timely, riveting. . . . This story is as addictive as scrolling Instagram, and marks the launch of a talented new writer."--Ashley Winstead, author of Midnight Is the Darkest Hour

"An addictive psychological thriller that will totally immerse you in the terrifying, overexposed world of child social media stars. Muenter's debut will have you rethinking everything about your Instagram scroll as you inhale this book in a single sitting."--Jo Piazza, author of The Sicilian Inheritance and host of the Under the Influence podcast

"Such a Bad Influence is as addictive as Instagram. Woven into its twisty, propulsive story of a missing influencer are complicated questions about the cost of mining one's life for content. I was riveted the whole way through."--Ana Reyes, author of The House in the Pines

"A fascinating exploration of the dangers of social media . . . smart and timely."--Carola Lovering, author of Tell Me Lies and Bye, Baby