Finding Arun

Fiction - General
336 Pages
Reviewed on 07/26/2014
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Author Biography

Marisha Pink is a rat race escapee turned author and entrepreneur.

Born and raised in London, from a young age she had an unhealthy obsession with books. She always dreamed of one day writing stories with the power to take readers on a journey, but somehow she wound up studying Chemistry and working in marketing instead.

After five years of climbing the corporate ladder, she decided that it was finally time to take the leap. Backpack in hand, she left everything behind to travel Southeast Asia and complete her debut novel, Finding Arun. She's been on a mission not to live life by the book ever since.

Eventually returning to London, Marisha raised the finance to publish the book through crowdfunding, and joined the self-publishing revolution. Released globally in 2013, Finding Arun has earned a 5* Readers' Favorite review, a B.R.A.G. Medallion, and a shortlisting for the inaugural Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction.

Marisha has been featured on BBC London 94.9FM, The Literary Platform, and across several popular blogs and podcasts. Her second novel, Last Piece of Me, the prequel to Finding Arun, was published on 5th March 2015 and is available to buy now.

You can find out more about Marisha Pink and her books on her website -- -- and find her on Twitter at @marishapink.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Finding Arun by Marisha Pink is a beautifully written story that will take readers along with Aaron Rutherford and his journey of self-discovery. When Aaron loses his mother, he discovers a secret from her past which takes him on an incredible journey of discovering his identity and the truth about himself which was hidden from him. What he finds out, the events and the lies will change his life forever and he also finds out what he wants from life and who he wants to be. His journey of self-discovery takes him to India, to his mother who resides in Puri. There he discovers an entirely new world linked to his life which was non-existent to him until then.

It is a well written book that is vivid in its descriptions and will stimulate readers with its color and cultural references. The finding of Arun in the due course of Aaron's journey is indeed well sketched, descriptive, and will touch the hearts of readers in a good way. I liked the character portrayal and the author has aesthetically captured the essence of India. Aaron's journey to India to meet his mother, whom he never knew existed, is very soulful. The twists and turns in the plot, along with the suspense, make it a compelling read. The author has described the Indian culture nicely and the book highlights Aaron’s determination to be true to his dreams and find out his true identity. A very colorful story with the right amount of suspense and emotions that makes it an engaging read.