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A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer

Irene’s recipes for her signature scents are a well guarded secret — but it’s not the

This estate offers a unique freedom, where none of the residents or staff hide who they are

But to keep their secret, they’ve needed to keep others out

Andy, recently fired from the San Francisco police after being caught in a raid on a gay

He’s seduced by the safety and freedom found behind its gates, where a queer family lives

But that honesty doesn’t extend to everything, and he quickly finds himself a pawn in a

When your existence is a crime, everything you do is criminal, and the gates of Lavender House

The twists and mystery are fun, but so are the characters, who may even be the main