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‘Red River Rising’ is continually rising on various bestseller lists across the country and has also received accolades from various book reviewers

‘Red River Rising’ is an eclectic mix of genres put together by the Cochin-based author. The main storyline revolves around the horrific Kerala floods of 2018; and five characters who are affected by the overflowing Periyar river and whose lives become inexplicably entwined

Kochi (Kerala) [India], March 14: Cochin-based bestselling author – Husna recently announced the release of her latest novel ‘Red River Rising’. Backed by one of India’s leading Literary Agencies, The Book Bakers; Red River Rising is published by Locksley Hall Publishing LLP and is priced at Rs.399/-.

‘Red River Rising’ follows the nationwide success of the author’s previous books ‘My Lyrical Symphony’, ‘Saudade’, and ‘Zikr’ – an anthology of poetic incantations. The book has already been creating ripples on book charts across India due to its unique and compelling plot. Within just days of its release, the book has been topping charts in the Thrillers & Suspense category. 

Speaking on the launch of her latest book, the author, Husna, said – “It gives me immense pleasure to be launching my latest book,‘ Red River Rising’. I’ve always been a fan of thrillers for as long as I can remember. So to be launching one of my own really is surreal. This book is dedicated to all those who helped support me in my journey to be becoming an author, and I look forward to sharing it with the people of my hometown, as well as thriller/suspense fans across the country.” 

‘Red River Rising’ is an eclectic mix of genres put together by the Cochin-based author. The main storyline revolves around the horrific Kerala floods of 2018; and five characters who are affected by the overflowing Periyar river and whose lives become inexplicably entwined. The book includes themes of love, loss, treachery, and politics while also dealing with the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

‘Red River Rising’ is continually rising on various bestseller lists across the country and has also received accolades from various book reviewers as well as the Times of India, calling it “Engaging, Thrilling, and a compelling novel”.

“We could not be happier to have signed with Husna for this book. The moment we read the draft, we were instantly struck by the uniqueness of the story. We knew instantly that it was one that would enthral readers across the country. The book, which is already doing great in terms of sales, is a reaffirmation of our belief and trust in her work, and we look forward to working with Husna on many more novels in the future.” said the publishers at Locksley Hall Publishing LLP. 

When asked about her experience working with Locksley Hall Publishing, Husna stated, “Every author dreams of working with a publisher that believes in them. And I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to work with the team at Locksley Hall on this book. Their support and immense trust allowed me the creative freedom to tell my story the way it needed to be told and in the best way possible. I am ever grateful to Locksley Hall Publishing for giving me the opportunity to bring Red River Rising to life.” 

Speaking on Red River Rising’s recent success, Suhail Mathur, Co-founder of The Book Bakers, said – “Red River Rising is the perfect example of a thriller story that is still messy in its appeal and is still able to connect with readers. A rarity these days; however, Husna has pulled it off with aplomb, and the success the book has received in such a short span of time is well-deserved.” 

“I am ever grateful to the folks at The Book Bakers for helping me find the right publisher and guiding me along the entire publishing process. The team was always supportive along the way, which made for a very smooth working relationship. My heart goes out to The Book Bakers for playing such an instrumental role in the publishing of my latest book.” said Husna, speaking on her experience working with The Book Bakers. 

Hailing from Thalassery and based in Cochin, Husna is a published poet and author and a dentist in training. She also holds a graduate degree in journalism and enjoys travelling and photography. She tries to explore intersectionality as a way of reimagining a more righteous world through her fiction and poetry. 

Her latest book ‘Red River Rising’ is priced at 399/- and is available for purchase on Amazon and other leading online and offline bookstores.

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