A Cross to Bear - Vince Vogel

A Cross to Bear

By Vince Vogel

  • Release Date: 2017-09-21
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 5
From 70 Ratings


"They burned it down once…They should burn it down again."

Once the star of Scotland Yard, burnt out East London detective Jack Sheridan is now a washed up cop working a low end station, estranged from his family and haunted by his past. The discovery in woodland of a young woman nailed to a wooden cross sends Jack spiralling into a direct confrontation with that past when the woman is identified as the daughter of a murdered cop he once knew. With a serial killer the media are dubbing the 'Crucifix Killer' slaying working girls on his patch, Jack must face his own demons and uncover a series of terrible secrets if he is to find the twisted killer.

On his way to the Tunisian border, Alex Dorring is informed that his sister has been murdered. Dorring is Agent 192 of Uriel, a clandestine assassins wing of MI6. With revenge on his mind, Dorring makes his way to London and begins investigating her death in his own special way. As he moves like a ghost through the underbelly of the city, he meets Chloe, a troubled nineteen year old trying to escape the very people Dorring has come to hunt. Could this girl be the key to leading him to the killer?

As both men operate under entirely different rules, the death of one girl sees a bed of lies, sexual violence, murder and corruption come rising to the surface as East London descends into chaos.


  • Fantastic

    By daisie136
    My first Vince Vogel book and loved it. Fast paced, lots going on and a loveable main character in jack Sheridan.
  • A cross to bear

    By snoopdod
    Brilliant could not put I pad down be looking out for others written by author
  • Amazing read!!

    By Strawberryspots
    A freebie on iBooks but definatley worth paying for. Loved the characters, the action and the mystery. I normally guess the culprit by half way through a book. This book kept me in suspense. I figured it out just before it came to light. Great twists and turns. Loved the way everything locked into place. Will be buying every other book he writes.
  • You won’t put it down

    By distonion
    The best apple book I have ever read, so many twists and turns, l could not put it down, would never have guessed the ending.
  • A Cross to Bear

    By alphonso88
    An outstanding thriller with mystery and action in every chapter. The two main characters overshadow Alex Cross and Jack Reacher. Genuinely difficult to put down once you start to read and it holds the reader to the very last page.
  • Wow! Riveting

    By bookworm trudy
    I don’t read much but I took my iPad on holiday and discovered iBooks and found this book. Fantastic story. I couldn’t put it down. I am going to read the next one now. I’m a changed woman! Can’t put a book down now!
  • Wonderful mystery that has me quacking still!

    By KathBondar
    Oh my gosh! I’m shaking! Absolutely incredible crime thriller that takes you by the scruff of the neck and drags you into a nightmarish mystery, all the way up until the shattering conclusion (which, by the way, I didn’t see coming!). I came across completely by accident and thought “Why not”. I never imagined that I would find such an incredible book! I fell in love with Detective Jack Sheridan; a cynical half-spent grizzled East London cop carrying around a lifetime’s worth of emotional baggage. I found myself feeling so sorry for him while also routing for him to solve the crime. Then there was the relationship between Alex and Chloe. I won’t spoil it, but it was utterly heartbreaking. The world that Vogel has created is one that I found myself dreaming about. A world of injustice and evil in the heart of dilapidated and ramshackle East London, with Sheridan acting as a one man torch within the darkness. Even before I finished it, I was searching the internet to find out what else he’d written and was sadly disappointed to find that this was his first novel. I can’t wait to see what his next book is. I couldn’t recommend this book enough. Wonderful mystery that has me quacking still!