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Payback (Sisterhood #2)

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Some Women Get Angry The Sisterhood Gets Even. Meet the Sisterhood seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge s beautiful, Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the...more
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Published September 1st 2005 by Zebra Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Pat (ireadthatbook.com)
1.75stars
I've rather enjoyed a couple of the later books of this series, but find the second installment far less appealing. The overall premise of women banding together for vengeance is a fine driver for this long-running series, and lends itself to a variety of situations for our protagonists. This time out the senator husband of one of the sisterhood has not only drained their financial accounts, he has given her a death sentence. Before she takes her last breath, Julia would like nothing be...more
Susan
Understand I don't like profanity in books. I've chosen to make an exception with this series which is why it's rated a 4 instead of a 5. I enjoy my clean, Christian books so much more. The characters are remarkable and endearing. The mission of the sisterhood and how it is accomplished is always intriguing. I do plan to read the entire series.
Sara
Ok I admit I didn't even read this book. But I feel I have the right to rate it; I read the first book in the Sisterhood Series, and while it was painful for me to get through, decided to read the next one to see if the books grew on me at all. The dialouge is so choppy in these books...but the main issue I had with the first book was all the typos and mistakes. Being an English teacher I do tend to have a critical eye for grammar detail, but I would still expect more from a well-known author! I...more
Jen
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Sisterhood suspense series that revolves around finding justice for each of the "sisters" and others they find worthy.

The Story
It's Julia Webster's turn for justice. Diagnosed with HIV caught from her philandering senator husband, Julia had to give up her career as a plastic surgeon. She wants Mitchell to pay with humiliation, disgrace, and never have the opportunity for a comeback. She also wants justice for the subscribers to the Monarch HMO. Hundreds, if not thousands, of subscr...more
Tara Chevrestt
This is the second in the Sisterhood series. The Sisterhood being 7 female vigilantes that have been wronged by the American justice system. I enjoyed the first one, but this one was ridiculous. First of all, I had a hard time believing that a local lawyer is going to actually sell most everything he owns and take a month leave of absence from his prestigious job just to spy on these women. Jack is a very annoying character and if he is in the other books, I may not bother to read them. Anyway,...more
Arlene
The Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels are very entertaining, quick reads. The characters are likeable, unique women who you envision to be your neighbors. The stories move at a nice pace and although you know that justice will prevail at the end, Michaels always throws in a couple of twists and turns in to keep you engaged.

One is not left with deep philosophical ponderings after reading these books. Instead, they make you feel like you have had a nice "catch up" visit with a friend and they ma...more
Janet
These books are just weak. I don’t know if they’re intended for younger readers, or if Michaels has lost her touch. I can understand sending the Monarchs off to work for 17 cents a day in Africa, but what does that have to do with Mitchell’s crime? Are we really supposed to believe that four prominent citizens can vanish off the face of the earth with such ease and no questions raised?
Carol  MacInnis
At Myra Rutledge's Virginia home, she meets with her six 'chicks' to discuss their next mission. Julia Webster, married to a U.S. Senator has taken nothing but abuse and finally the very last indignation for Julia to turn to the Sisterhood for her revenge. Once again, Fern Michaels had me on page 1 and I could not put this book down. A terrific read!
Dolly
Jun 25, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Fern Michaels fans
Shelves: 2007, other-usa
It's an interesting story, but not much to it. I often wonder why I read her books. Perhaps it's for the continuation of her characters' stories, but overall, I'm not impressed with her writing.
Barbara ★
This is the second book in the Sisterhood series, a group of ladies who have been done wrong by the justice system. Each book focuses on one lady and trying to avenge them. Now it's Julia Webster's turn and exacting revenge on her husband, a U.S. Senator whose philandering gave her AIDS. However, Julia's mission is two-fold. She is also determined to make an HMO pay for sentencing their patients to death by denying their claims for treatment.

I enjoyed the story though it is over the top and ridi...more
Brittney Musick
When I first read the premise for the Sisterhood series, I was really intrigued, so when I picked up Weekend Warriors, I was pretty excited to check it out. I wound up feeling pretty let down by the story on the whole, but I was still curious about the series, so I decided to give Payback a chance.

In this book, the Sisterhood is ready for their second mission to set things right. Alexis, who was chosen at the end of the first book for the next mission, admits that she's not yet ready, so they d...more
Laurel-Rain
In this second book of the Sisterhood series, the women take on the mission of righting injustices done to Julia Webster, a doctor infected with the HIV virus by her philandering husband Mitch, a senator.

Julia's mission is two-pronged in "Payback (Zebra Romance)." In addition to making Mitch pay, she also wants to punish a greedy HMO that sentences patients "to death" by denying claims for treatment.

Again, technologically savvy Charles Martin's expertise is critical to the success of the plan th...more
Sue
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Kathy
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Summary: From the outside, it looks like Julia Webster lives a normal, happy existence. A highly successful plastic surgeon, she is married to a senator very much on his way up Capitol Hill, and lives in a lovely house in Georgetown. But appearances can be deceptive, as Julia knows only too well.

Characters: Heiress Myra Rutledge; her adopted daughter, Nikki; Kathryn, the truck driver; Alexis, the African-American broker turned personal shopper; Julia, the plastic surgeon; Isabelle, the psychic;...more
Jami
This is the second one in the series, and I still can't figure out why I like them! They are fast reading, which is positive, and the plot itself is good. But the writing style can be "cheesy" and the dialogue is quite choppy. You also have to be willing to suspend belief as you go through the story line. Yet, I find myself wanting to continue with the series to see what happens. There are also inconsistencies from the first to the second book, such as the breed of Murphy and the spelling of Mar...more
Erin Bell
My best friend's mom got me started on this series with the first five books. This is a series of 20 books that lead you on the adventures of several women seeking revenge for crimes the court system couldn't or wouldn't provide well deserved justice. They have the financial backing and resources to formulate well thought out plans and see them through to complete them. Each mission takes on new danger and suspense and the lines between legally right and morally right become blurred. Even those...more
Dale Safford
I'm not sure why the whole beginning subplot exists about another Sisterhood member who decides not to pursue her retaliation when she is selected to go next.

The story is good and engaging, but the ending is a bit unbelievable. Four bad folks are whisked off to a life of poverty in Africa, and hypnosis keeps them unaware of their previous life? I guess that's better than getting them killed off, but .......

The Sisterhood is at it again, seeking redemption for their members who have been wronged....more
Ceah
This book lacked the intensity and excitment I have come to enjoy in previous Michaels' books. It was a decent read overall, I think it just had a slower pace.


I read this book right after I finished the first one, "Weekend Warriors". As I was reading I noticed some inconsistencies with the two. In "Weekend Warriors Nikki is is working on a case with a client named Marie Lewellen. In "Payback" when they refer to the Lewellen case, the last named is spelled Llewellyn. Charles who is a key characte...more
Marca
My first Sisterhood read. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew the book was about revenge, but did not expect the scale of the revenge. Total fantasy, but a fun fantasy. This time the Sisterhood seeks revenge on one member’s cheating husband who is a U.S. Senator who has passed HIV to his wife through his cheating. The other target is a rich family who owns an HMO that has caused the death and disabilities of hundreds of people by denying medical claims, then forcing the claims into arbitration...more
Cathy
Guard dogs would never accept people as easily as they do in this book.

In first book book of the series, Kathryn's dog was a 100 pound Belgian malinois.

In this book he was a German shepherd dog. Neither breed should be 100 lbs. Without checking the breed standards, I think the malinois are about 40-65 lbs with the GSD about 15-20 pounds more.

I remember a few more inconsistencies but don't remember them at the moment.

My book club had Weekend Warriors as a selection a few months ago. I wasn't impr...more
Carole Stamps
There is so much wrong with this series...let's just say, guard dogs, yet friendly?? Goons?? Oh wait, this is fiction!
I've come to terms with my not so indulging indulgence, so I'm on to #3...ugh!
Jintana
เรื่องที่สองในชุด SisterHoods คราวนี้เป็นการเอาคืนของ Julie ศัลยแพทย์สาวที่แต่งงานไปกับนักการเมืองที่ภายหลังได้เป็นสมาชิกวุฒิสภา แต่ชีวิตแต่งงานของเธอไม่ได้พบกับความสุขเมื่อเธอรู้ว่าความเป็นมาของสามีเป็นเรื่องโกหกสร้างภาพทั้งหมด และยิ่งเธอมาตรวจเจอเชื้อ HIV ก็ได้รู้ว่าสามีของเธอสำส่อนขนาดไหน

การเอาคืนอีกเรื่องที่เพื่อนของ Julie ฝากมาก็คือบริษัทรับประกันสุขภาพที่ไม่ยอมจ่ายค่ารักษาทำให้คนไข้ต้องตายไปหลายคน แต่อาศัยการติดสินบนผู้พิพากษาและนักการเมืองทำให้หลุดรอดจากคดีฟ้องร้องมาโดยตลอด

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Elizabeth Shepard-lessard
I have read her sisterhood series 2x now. They are always new.
Arlene
The second book in the Sisterhood series! Julia is a doctor, her husband is a US Senator. But he cheats on her and infects her with AIDS! He doesnt even know he has the virus and he's so overpowering and controlling, he would never believe he's the one that infected her in the first place. She can no longer practice medicine because of him. She has a friend that has patients with terrible HMO's that wont pay the bills they are suppose to be paying (boy can I relate w/that)! Find out how the Sist...more
Pam
The vigilante justice was still entertaining though there are spots where it's a little over the top or silly. Like when Jack is pondering what exactly they are trying to hide since they are so against him watching them from a tree with binoculars every night.....uh, yeah I don't have to be hiding anything to find that creepy.

Actually most of my issues probably center around his character. He is supposedly still SO in love with Nikki and yet he doesn't even seem to pause and consider how throwi...more
Jodi
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Cindy Hartman
Payback is the second book in the sisterhood series. And I must say quite entertaining even if there is zero to no real value. However, if you want to be entertained; read something fast; value a no brainier; and not really care that, "that couldn't happen" ---you'll probably really enjoy it! I think I'm going to keep reading about Myra and " her girls" ------and frankly I want to know what happens to Jack and Nikki. So...on to number three, summer reading has begun--long may it reign!11
Barb
#2 in series of about a group of women that the legal system failed and how they take revenge. This time a surgeon is given aids by her wandering U.S. Senator husband and a family run HMO is raveging its clients to gain unimaginable wealth. The ladies expose the Senator (who also has aids but didn't know it, gets all the HMO's assets and redistributes it to subscribers, and sends the family to a work farm. Always a few twists and while vigalanties are not really good for a society, this group is...more
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