Lauren Algeo (1985 - ) was born in England and currently lives in Kent with her husband. She graduated from Greenwich University with a First-class honours degree in Graphic Design and works for a design agency in west London.
Lauren is the best-selling author of The Hikers Trilogy – a horror/sci-fi series about one man's struggle to defeat a family of mind-controlling assassins, and the people he meets along the way. Hikers Part One: Power was published in 2013, followed by Part Two: Passion in 2014 and Part Three: Politics in 2015. There are also two accompanying novels to the Hikers Trilogy - Brewer's Journal (published in 2014) and Georgie's Story (2015). Lauren has a collection of short horror stories, Survive The Night (2014), a standalone romance thriller, The Perfect Date (2013), and a story in charity anthology, Eye of Fear (2016).
Lauren is obsessed with books and films, particularly anything horror-related. Her favourite author is Stephen King and she loves watching TV shows like American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. She has an Alaskan Shepherd, called Opie, who she blogs about at opieandus.wordpress.com.
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Some of the reviews from Amazon.co.uk for Hikers - Part One: Power:
'A dark, modern fantasy thriller, the relationship between the two protagonists gives the story a great foundation, and the premise of the Hikers abilities is used to great effect. Looking forward to the next one!'
'I bought this book ages ago and since then it had languished on my kindle. Every time I went to read another title, this book would be staring out at me, and I kept thinking to myself, 'I must must read this because it looks so interesting'. The other week I did select it and got reading, and kept reading and kept on reading. It was a book that was hard to put down. This sort of detective (well, ex-detective)mystery with something sinister bubbling under the surface is right up my street. The story is immediately underway with a multiple murder and you quickly ascertain that Scott Brewer already knows about what is really happening regarding this and many other killings. The character Georgie is introduced, and then the journey really starts. The story set out at a good pace and this continued throughout. The characters were well written and the more you got to know them, the more they grew (particularly Georgie). The hikers were written in a very understated way, but their power came across superbly. From time to time some parts of the story did level out (some of the processes with solving the hiker puzzles were a little quick) but it still worked and did not detract from what was a great story. Hikers 2 is already downloaded and ready to be read.'
'Interesting characters and a thrilling plot that's full of gripping moments. Can't wait for part 2 to hit the shelves. A fine debut novel from a talented new British author, I could see this tale been adapted for the screen in the future.'
"Hikers" is a fast passed supernatural thriller about a group of psychic killers who use their hosts to carry out crimes on their behalf.
I found the novel very well written, descriptive but didn't dwell on too many details thus pushing the story along at an even pace. I found the writing style similar in vein to James Patterson, short paragraphs with punchy story. It is difficult to combine this style with supernatural stories but Lauren has carried this off convincingly.
The characters were well thought out and convincing. The main protagonist, Scott Brewer, is a man with a troubled past having lost all that was dear to him thanks to the mysterious Hikers. I can see more character development as the series moves forward.
Brilliant and engrossing. Highly recommended if you love the Supernatural and want a fast paced thriller.'
'From the initial scene setting to the creation of two fantastic characters, this book had me up way beyond bed time and even missing my stop on the tube as I was so engrossed. A wonderful debut from a promising young author. I look forward to parts 2 and 3.'