Hunter’s Daughter and a Hot Toddy: Good Books and Warm Drinks

Hello, readers! Welcome to the weekend! At Five Rivers, we always celebrate the short moments in which you can enjoy a pocket book (or an e-book, you tech-savvy, you). And the weekends are just the right time to commit to a book whether you want to go on whole-day marathon, or reserve the lucky tome for your night-time quiet-time. We want to fix you up with the perfect book you would be happy to spend your alone time with. For this week, may we suggest something that would challenge you? It’s a murder mystery, but it’s so much more! We give you Nowick Gray’s Hunter’s Daughter.

Hunter’s Daughter will bring you to Northern Quebec in 1964 where you will be confronted with a series of unsolved, mysterious murders. You will experience the events with two sets of culturally influenced perspectives—Jack McLain, a white RCMP officer, and Niliq, a young Inuit woman—and you will bring to this reading your own cultural beliefs and expectations. Hunter’s Daughter is thought-provoking, and it’s not just the murder mystery that will make you think. Hunter’s Daughter is a great book to remember that at the heart of differences, we are still the same.

For its drink pairing, Hunter’s Daughter goes well with a hot toddy (because Jack enjoys his whiskey and ginger ale!)

Hot Toddy from


1 tsp honey
2 ounces boiling water
1 ½ ounces whiskey
3 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice lemon
1 pinch of nutmeg

Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavours can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.

If you don’t have a copy of Hunter’s Daughter yet, you can purchase your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, Kobo and Indie Bound.

Do follow Nowick Gray’s website for more thought-provoking contents and author updates. Let us know what you think of the book, the hot toddy, or anything you have in mind. See you in the comment box!