The Blessing of Brokenness (Short Story)

The Blessing of Brokenness (Short Story)


‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ TESS GERRITSEN
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ MICHAEL CONNELLY
A digital short story from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent series

Mary Lou Dixon works at the Christ Holiness Baptist Church. She’s overseeing the repair of the cross above the altar in time for Christmas.

But then things start to go horribly wrong. . .

Previously published in Like a Charm, a collection of short stories edited by Karin Slaughter.


  • Slaughter is one of the most riveting writers in the field today.
    Sunday Express

About the author

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New
York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her.

Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project-a nonprofit organisation established to support libraries and library programming.

For more information visit
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more