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Ticktock

Dean Koontz

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Horror and hilarity combine to make this an unforgettable thriller.

When Tommy Phan discovers a mysterious rag doll on his doorstep one day, he's curious but tries to dismiss it. However, the thing seems ominously foreboding - a feeling borne out when he hears a sound from it that evening. When he picks up the doll, its heart actually appears to be beating. Then the threads of its eyes unravel, and a strange green eye appears - and blinks.

Before long, Tommy is forced to flee an adversary that becomes larger, ever more formidable and seemingly indestructible. He must use his journalist's skills to figure out not only exactly what this thing is and where it has come from, but more importantly why it has been sent after him. And he has just nine hours before the arrival of dawn to do so...

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Praise for Ticktock

  • Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... "Serious" writers might do well to examine his technique - New York Times

  • Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it - Sunday Telegraph

  • Dean Koontz has always boldly gone where no other fiction writer has even considered going before. As ever, the writing is fluid, the dynamic taut and the relationships between characters compulsive - The Times

  • A master of the thriller genre - Washigton Post

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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.