Author: Leigh Goff
Narrator: Erin Seidel
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
Publisher: The Parliament House
Released: July 14, 2021
After her father’s untimely death, Jenna Ashby moves to Koush Hollow, a bayou town outside of New Orleans, dreading life with her wealthy mother. As the 16-year-old eco-warrior is introduced to the Diamonds & Pearls, her mother’s exclusive social club, she comes to the troubling realization that secrets are a way of life in Koush Hollow: How do the Diamonds & Pearls look so young, where does their money come from, and why is life along the bayou disappearing? As Jenna is drawn into their seductive world, her curiosity and concerns beg her to uncover the truth. However, in this town where mysticism abounds and secrets are deadly, the truth is not what Jenna could have ever imagined.
KOUSH HOLLOW—Where Did the Title Come From?
Leigh Goff’s newly released audiobook is titled KOUSH HOLLOW. Koush Hollow is the fictional town on the outskirts of New Orleans where the story takes place. The name was inspired by the word cauchemar and it’s Southern meaning. Koush is a derivative of cauche, which means a terror that comes in the night. In French it means to press or trample. The word mare comes from Old English and means an incubus or night-goblin. In southwest Louisiana cauchemar has another meaning. It refers to a witch-riding, a supernatural attack while one sleeps.
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