Not Like He Seemed (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 2) - Ava Strong

Not Like He Seemed (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 2)

By Ava Strong

  • Release Date: 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 133 Ratings


The FBI desperately needs Ilse’s help to catch the “Alphabet Killer”—an unhinged serial killer who seems to be arranging his victims’ bodies in the shapes of letters. Is he spelling a word? Or hinting at who will be next?

In this bestselling mystery series, FBI Special Agent Ilse Beck, victim of a traumatic childhood in Germany, moved to the U.S. to become a renowned psychologist specializing in PTSD, and the world’s leading expert in the unique trauma of serial-killer survivors. By studying the psychology of their survivors, Ilse has a unique and unparalleled expertise in the true psychology of serial killers. Ilse never expected, though, to become an FBI agent herself.

Ilse, plagued by her own past, realizes the time has come to face her demons and revisit the site of her childhood home in Germany. But will the trip help her expunge her own dark memories—or push her over the edge?

But in a frantic race against time, the FBI needs her to decode the Alphabet Killer. Is there a method to his madness, a way to stop the next victim before it’s too late?

Or is this killer far more cunning and deranged than anyone could imagine?

A dark and suspenseful crime thriller, the bestselling ILSE BECK series is a breathtaking page-turner, an unputdownable mystery and suspense novel. A compelling and perplexing psychological thriller, rife with twists and jaw-dropping secrets, it will make you fall in love with a brilliant new female protagonist, while it keeps you shocked late into the night.

NOT LIKE HE SEEMED (An Ilse Beck FBI Suspense Thriller) is book #2 in a new series by mystery and suspense author Ava Strong. Books #3-#7 in the series—NOT LIKE YESTERDAY, NOT LIKE THIS, NOT LIKE SHE THOUGHT, NOT LIKE BEFORE, and NOT LIKE NORMAL—are also available. 


  • Great book!!!

    By Blong2480
    I loved this book. It is really developing a great character and it a great storyline.
  • Great Psychological Mystery

    By Silent25
    Great Psychological Mystery A mystery dealing with PTSD and a serial killer who uses the alphabet in his/her strange killings. I like how the FBI Agents story is told as part of the story line, shows the characters were well thought out. The action and plot twists are gripping right to the end, a great crime thriller. I look forward to the next book in the series. Proof reading is needed for grammar issues in the future.