Roslindale, MA, June 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- One’s sanity is a fragile commodity. The human psyche can be strained or even broken by the most unlikely of things. Tom Sindler, the hero of the new novel The Embalmer written by Sharon Henry knows this all too well. But will he be able to maintain his grasp on sanity or will he fall back into the depths of psychosis.
What started as a school assignment has turned into an engaging story for Sharon Henry.
Tom Sindler seems like a normal enough man, to the outside world. A husband and a father, he, like any man, feel the driving need to provide for his family. But Tom is not like other men. Tom has recently been discharged from a mental institution after suffering a psychotic break due to a rather severe form of claustrophobia. Happy to be out and reunited with his family, Tom's money woes quickly dash the happiness of his home coming. Tom needs a job, and soon, or his family will be evicted from their apartment. Just as Tom starts to believe there is no hope, salvation appears in the form of Tom’s good friend Rich.
Rich gives Tom a job at his business, the Rise Again Funeral Home. At first Tom is elated at his good fortune. He believes that things may finally be turning around for him. That is, until the odd occurrences begin. Doors and windows begin opening and closing seeming of their own accord. Elevator doors open to reveal empty cars. And then there’s the corpse; some of them don’t appear to be completely lifeless.
The lights flickered. The room was so small. Even all the way across the room the corpse seemed like it could touch him if it just reached out. “Rich!” Tom screamed again. The lights went completely off and the walls closed in on Tom. There wasn’t enough air to breathe. His lungs burned. He tasted blood.
As The Embalmer unfolds, Tom struggles to maintain his fragile grip on his sanity. Are the happenings at the Rise Again Funeral Home a prank? Are they manifestations of Tom’s fracturing psyche? Or is there something far deeper and super natural happening in the world of The Embalmer?
About the Author
In many ways, Sharon Henry embodies the American dream. She was born and raised Tunapuna, Trinidad West Indies. At the age of 18, she migrated to the States and joined the United States military where she served for seven years. Upon her discharge, she attended Emerson College in Boston where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She went on to Boston College where she earned a master’s in advertising. She currently resides in the Roslindale area of Boston and works for the Federal Government. She is working on her second novel.