S.J. Maher’s latest thriller tells the story of Candace Walker, whose cool new job at a New York social-media marketing company turns into a nightmare when a stalker hacks her phone. Social Misconduct, a chilling parable for the social media age, is coming from Simon & Schuster in April 2019.
About S.J. Maher
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S.J. Maher is the pen name of award-winning journalist and novelist Stephen Maher, a contributing editor at Maclean’s Magazine and the author of Deadline and Salvage.
Praise for S.J. Maher
“Smart, sardonic, sexy, suspenseful—and scary, because it’s probably true.”
“This smart and speedy book [is] revelatory, entertaining, and presented by SJ Maher . . . in a style that’s both fresh and original.”
“Readers . . . will love the immediacy of Candace’s evasive maneuvers and never-get-caught attitude. Journalist Maher’s third novel is full of . . . fast-paced action.”
“A very topical thriller . . . Could not put it down.”
“Social Misconduct provides two compelling reasons to ditch your phone: 1) It’s a gripping good read, and 2) It will give you a bad case of the social media heebie-jeebies.”
“Maher delivers an unnerving combination of delicious fun and creeping dread. This perfectly paced, addictive romp through modern society is both a cautionary tale and a terrifying thrill ride.”
“A sexy, twisty thriller that’ll make you want to delete your accounts and toss your phone, with a table-turning ending that left me gasping.”
“Maher’s Social Misconduct is a thriller for this very moment, full of the ways our social conduct can be used against us, and I was on the edge of my seat trying to decide if Candace was a victim or master-manipulator. You won’t be able to put this fast-paced puzzle-box of a novel down.”