Lauren Algeo (1985 – ) was born in England and currently lives in Kent. She graduated from Greenwich University in 2007 with a First-class honours degree in Graphic Design. She works full time in west London as a Graphic Designer for design agency Whippet.
She published the first part of the Hikers trilogy in January 2013, followed by the second part in December 2013. The third book will be available in 2014.
Her second, standalone novel, The Perfect Date, was published in June 2013. She also has several short horror stories online.
It starts slowly. Merely a faint scratch in a deep part of your mind. A whispered word, little more than a sigh. But it gets louder, until the voice inside is all you can hear; manipulating, seducing, consuming. Then it’s time.
Three years ago Scott Brewer had everything: a beautiful wife, a successful career as a Detective Inspector, a nice house. Then two pivotal events changed his life forever. First, he lost his wife Karen to a brain tumour, then he lost his mind to a hiker. A member of a family of supernatural assassins he now spends his days hunting and trying unsuccessfully to kill.
A mass shooting at Waterloo station brings Brewer back to London, and to the hiker who nearly killed him. He manages to save a young girl from suicide at the will of his mind-controlling enemy and reluctantly allows her to join him on his mission. Georgie Duncan is a moody teenager with a turbulent past, sharp tongue and her fair share of tragedy. They form an unlikely friendship and must learn to work together to find a method of killing the seemingly invincible hikers.
Their journey takes them across the country, and perilously close to danger, as they move ever nearer to their final battle – defeating the most powerful hiker of all, the Grand.
In the wake of the tragedy at the Grand’s house, Scott Brewer travels to America to team up with Mitch Baines, aka Striker25. Starting in Philadelphia, they begin to hunt the surviving hikers and along the way they meet Ellen MacIntosh, a woman with a deep desire for revenge on one particular hiker. Together they journey across the states, encountering death, pain, love, and the most terrifying possibility of them all – is the Grand somehow back from the dead?