I have received numerous email and/or comments via social media outlets, asking if my latest novel, House of Lies, is “true.” These questions are being prompted in light of the murder of Bethany Deaton and her attachment to the International House of Prayer (IHOP) movement in Kansas City.
At this time I am not able to answer each email privately, but will make a formal statement here:
Despite the fact that there are similarities in the circumstances surrounding Bethany’s death and its link to the International House of Prayer movement, my novel, House of Lies, is a written work of fiction. Any likeness to persons (living or dead), or events (past, present or future) is coincidental.
I am following the story as it unfolds and offering my deepest sympathy to Bethany’s family and friends. I believe the present focus should remain on seeking justice for them. ~