The extraordinary and chilling true story of Rick Pulley, a highly respected youth pastor who murdered his wife in cold blood and nearly got away with it


10 thoughts on “Kiss and Kill

  1. Patti In Patti In says:

    I m a true crime buff bought this paperback to get the story on this murder case Really horrible writing disorganized, repetitive, did I mention repetitive I m still trying to finish it, a true drudge I won t be reading anything by this author in the future I m a true crime buff bought this paperback to get the story on this murder case Really horrible writing disorganized, repetitive, did I mention repetitive I m still trying to finish it, a true drudge I won t be reading anything by this author in the future


  2. Ronnie Cramer Ronnie Cramer says:

    Much of this book held my interest, but when all was said and done it was just too long and too repetitive The prosecutor s boastful recap of the trial was particularly unwelcome.


  3. Terri Terri says:

    Rick Pulley was a minister and missionary along with his wife, Patty Jo They traveled playing Christian music and ministering to youth Then one day Patty Jo disappears leaving a grieving Rick and friends Only after her body is found much later, it turns out their marriage was not what it seemed and Rick had dark secrets.What I liked the most about this book, is the way the author does deep research and really makes you feel like you know the people involved It is a skill I have found in his Rick Pulley was a minister and missionary along with his wife, Patty Jo They traveled playing Christian music and ministering to youth Then one day Patty Jo disappears leaving a grieving Rick and friends Only after her body is found much later, it turns out their marriage was not what it seemed and Rick had dark secrets.What I liked the most about this book, is the way the author does deep research and really makes you feel like you know the people involved It is a skill I have found in his other books as well.True Crime at its best


  4. Eva Leger Eva Leger says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I feel like of bad giving this 2 stars because it was kind of better than just okay I wouldn t go so far as to say I liked it though so I don t want to give it 3 and give anyone the wrong impression I d probably give this 2.5 if I could One or two people, maybementioned the repetitiveness and I saw that before starting to read this I m the kind of person that kind of thing jumps out at but I wasalert than usual having seen this in the reviews I got through a good portion o I feel like of bad giving this 2 stars because it was kind of better than just okay I wouldn t go so far as to say I liked it though so I don t want to give it 3 and give anyone the wrong impression I d probably give this 2.5 if I could One or two people, maybementioned the repetitiveness and I saw that before starting to read this I m the kind of person that kind of thing jumps out at but I wasalert than usual having seen this in the reviews I got through a good portion of the book wondering what they had read that I didn t And then I got to it..It did start getting somewhat repetitive and while that doesn t work with any book with a true crime I think it s even worse For me anyway I think most of his repeating things came from the way his wrote this He went backwards a lot of the time where, had he written forwards in time, this wouldn t have seemed to repetitive to the readers There was a few instances where it was just plain bad writing though Page 76 talks about a church the Pulley s were a part of and it goes on to give, like the usual true crime book, a little about the area This gavea lot And it gave it over and over and over again I found out that Ringgold is in Pittslyvanis County about three or four times..in as many paragraphs How that wasn t caught I have no idea It actually was slightly worse because he said the same thing about the area in different ways One sentence would sat the land was hilly and in the next paragraph would mention the rolling hill in that part of the county Then the next paragraph would state that the land in that country wasn t flat Yeah, I get it already That was the only instance where I really saw anything like that but there were a decent number of smaller examples that could easily have been avoided had the writing been better After his wife was missing the book says that Rick Pulley was told my the lead detective on the case that he was going to get some strange phone calls and mysterious letters That s all that was said I can t help but think that any normal person in that situation would have to ask the question, Um, why in the world would that happen and how would you be in possession of that information, Mr Lead Detective At the very end we find out where these came from but there was no other mention of Rick Pulley s reaction to this info, if the detective himself told this to Hudson, if Rick Pulley told this to Hudson, if it was indeed said or if it was something Pulley made up, the reader is just plain old in the dark about it Page 264 mentions the detective sending a deputy notify the parents of Patty Jo Pulley that their daughters remains had been found On page 266 it says that Detective Isom, the lead for this case and the same one that sent the deputy to the parents house, emailed the elder Pulley s to let them know her remains were found Well, which one was it It s not the biggest discrepency in the world but if Hudson can t keep this straight what else may be wrong about the book Why would Isom send a deputy AND email And even if he did, the email wouldn t be a notification but something else It doesn t make sense and makes for poor writing overall Patty Jo Pulley s sister came across a sweater of Patti Jo s at a yard sale in the vicinity of the Pulley s not sure if she was found at the time, can t remember and she yelled to the homeowner, Where did you get this The homeowner doesn t get a chance to answer before the sister falls apart Understandable But if Hudson knows this info somehow then why is there no elaboration That s it again Very confusing and I , sure there wasand I wanted to know it Overall it wasn t close to the best t.c I ve ever read I won t say I won t read anyby Hudson because you never know, but when I do I won t be expecting the likes of an Ann Rule book that s for sure


  5. Pat Pat says:

    I generally like to read true crime books in order to try to understand what happened and why, but I didn t get the feeling from this one that I understood muchthan when I started it It was often pretty boring and repetitive, with many errors The photos were also of terrible quality I could tell little about how anyone looked from them This was not a satisfying read in any way.


  6. Lynn Lynn says:

    What a Perv


  7. Susan Susan says:

    Even though this book was based on a true story, it didn t do much for me The writing bounced around too much and conversations with the suspect were repetitive Just didn t enjoy it.