Such a Bad Influence

Author: Muenter, Olivia

Publication Date:

June 2024



Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Quirk Books

Territories Handled

France, Netherlands, Scandinavia


Crime & Thrillers, Young Adult

Such a Bad Influence

Author: Muenter, Olivia


Olivia Muenter’s debut book should go to the top of your TBR immediately. […] Everything can easily shatter in this wild book. — Cosmopolitan

“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

“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

“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

For fans of Ashley Winstead, a razor-sharp debut about what happens when one of the first child stars of the social media age grows up . . . and goes missing.

Internet fame, the allure of parasocial relationships, and some of our biggest cultural obsessions collide in this electric page-turner.

Marketing Information

  • Initial print run: 75,000 copies