The novel is divided by chapters about two different characters who lived many years apart. One of the characters was Bridget who was a new mother, and who began to be aware of a frightening presence in her home that no one else could sense. The other character was Rebecca who had become a mother in 1902, and had struggles with her marriage.
Other than both characters being new mothers and dealing with difficult issues, I never really got the connection. I will say that I enjoyed reading Rebecca's chapters....I found her story quite compelling and interesting, but I found Bridget's chapters harder to take. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has read this and what their thoughts on it are!