Eric Haggman Premiers 2017 Summer Reading List

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Thriller author highlights his favorite reads ahead of beach season

"The Apology" by Eric Haggman

Each year I search for new novels that inspire my own writing. I’m excited to share this list with my fans who share a similar joy in the heart-racing stories these authors have created.

With spring in full bloom and beach season right around the corner, Eric Haggman premiered his 2017 Summer Reading List today. As author of political thriller, “The Apology,” Haggman finds stories that keep readers on the edge of their seat to be the best companion while on a summer road trip, relaxing by the pool or catching rays on the beach.

With the work of independent authors and best-sellers as inspiration, Haggman recommends the following reads for those looking for a suspenseful, thought-provoking summer read.

  • Cold Blooded,” Lisa Regan – With a strong protagonist, “Cold Blooded” follows Jocelyn Rush as she searches for the killer of a high school track star. The suspense of this novel keeps you at the edge of your seat from start to finish.
  • The Whistler,” John Grisham – America’s #1 bestselling author is at it again with a courtroom thriller that beats any mid-summer reruns of your favorite crime drama.
  • The Making of the Godfather,” Mario Puzo –The story of the making of one of the best book to movie adaptations of all time is inspiring for readers and authors alike. The essay comes in e-book and audio making it the perfect read during your summer travels.
  • The Apology,” Eric Haggman – A page-turner that takes you from luxury hotels in Vietnam to the underworld of the Japanese Yakuza to South Africa, Haggman’s first novel is a thrill ride that won’t require you to leave the comforts of your lounge chair.

"Nothing beats sitting in the sun with your favorite book. While summer allows people to take time to relax and escape their busy lives, I’ve always been attracted to action-packed stories, whether it’s a classic like Mario Puzo’s ‘The Godfather’ or Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium Series’,” said Haggman. “Each year I search for new novels that inspire my own writing. I’m excited to share this list with my fans who share a similar joy in the heart-racing stories these authors have created.”

Haggman’s debut novel, “The Apology” has been recognized as the ideal summer travel read due to its fast-paced style and cinematic tones. It has been acclaimed by fans and press alike including glowing remarks from Kirkus Reviews and most-recently a 5-star rating from IndieReader. “The Apology” is now available on Amazon. For more information, please visit

About “The Apology”:
A corrupt government, a manipulated press, an evil creative arm, and a terrible secret could decide the fate of a country. Filmmaker Christian Lindstrom returns to Vietnam to shoot tourism commercials, only to confront the agony of his past and the power of the Asian underworld to control political events—including the creation and the whitewashing of Japan’s history itself. For producer Nachi Tanaka, it is the story of the shameful sins of the father coming back to hurt and haunt her family generations later. For the Japanese government, it is a coup d’état engineered by powerful business interests with the Japanese mafia -- the Yakuza -- doing their murderous bidding. To learn more about the book, please see the trailer or visit

About Eric Haggman:
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Eric graduated from Colgate University. He lives on the North Shore of Boston, with his wife, Emily and their Ragdoll cat, Shanghai, who thinks he’s a dog.


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