It keeps you on the edge wondering what will happen next. It also keeps you reading with the wacky things Del says and the adventure Tommy, Del and Scootie have that dreadful night.
Deans Koontz's book Tick Tock is one of the best books I have read. It keep me on the edge wondering what would happen next. If you add action, a dash of magic and a pinch of sci-fi and wa la you end up with Tick Tock. My favorite character is Scootie, he is the black lab of Del. IT made me laugh when Scootie took Tommy's shoe(the main character) and Tommy took Scootie's rubber hot dog. Then they traded is back. It doesn't sound that funny but if you read the book it will make you laugh or even chuckle a little. My other favorite character is Del. She helps Tommy threw his dreadful night.