Sex, Lies and Bonsai is a contemporary romantic comedy by Australian author Lisa Walker. Edie has returned home to the small coastal town of Darling Head after being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend of over a year. Besieged by insecurities, Edie wallows in her misery until her best friend insists she makes an effort to change her life. So Edie jettisons poetry for erotica, develops a crush on her boss and falls in love with a troubled musician, and then things get complicated There is plenty of humour in Sex, Lies and Bonsai, despite all the emotional angst. Between Edie's imaginary conversations with her bedside Bonsai, her father's girlfriend's propensity for gardening naked and the establishment of the Crab Sex Institute, Walker's idiosyncratic cast will have you smiling. Sensitive readers shouldn't be too concerned about the erotic content, I thought it mostly amusing rather than sexy, though be warned, Walker does on occasion use reasonably explicit language, and a lot of bizarre euphemisms. If you have ever felt no one quite gets you, and maybe no one ever will, then this novel will give you hope. Lisa Walker is a talented writer and Sex, Lies and Bonsai is a quirky, engaging story of self discovery, love and life.