A Cross to Bear - Vince Vogel

A Cross to Bear

By Vince Vogel

  • Release Date: 2017-09-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 224 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.


  • A Cross to Bear

    By Relaunch1969
    Fantastic read! Great suspense as well as terrific insight to the characters’ persona and innermost feelings!
  • Simply amazing!

    By Issy's MomMom
    I had to force myself to put book down otherwise I wouldn’t have slept and kept on reading! The characters and their storylines intermingle beautifully. The author gives just enough backstory about a character, so the reader can relate and be invested in them and it’s done without losing sight of the main plot, whilst bringing in side-stories. I can’t believe how many characters and developments were in this plot-twisting unputdownable novel. What’s more, is the pace and timing of each new introduction was perfectly executed. I’m purchasing the next two in series right after this review, which has taken me a while to do as A Cross to Bear had left me speechless. Edit: when purchasing Clay House, I noticed that Alex Dorring has a spin-off series and I snatched them up to read more about who I’ve found to be most memorable and interesting character in this book
  • Perfect

    By bjncj1
    Great read
  • Amazing!!!!

    By BellBelly
    This was such an awesome book to read. The characters were top notch and the plot was nothing like I’ve read before. A must read!
  • A Cross To Bear

    By Mbpar
    Great read. Loads of twists and turns. Surprise ending. Looked forward reading this everyday.
  • Cross to Bear

    By j16091
    Good read! A tapestry of intertwining characters - each with multiple layers.
  • A Cross to Bear

    By Fatjake2
    Great story. Thought provoking. Emotional roller coaster!
  • A Cross to Bear

    By bobbyrae73
    Excellent book,I really enjoyed the story and all the characters you created for this book.It really had me guessing to figure it all out and kept me intrigued to the end.
  • A Cross to Bear

    By OneLookout
    Well written, intriguing and suspenseful.
  • A Cross to Bear

    By ireadfan
    An intriguing story with all the goriness you hope never to encounter.