Libby was Megan’s and Mac’s daughter. When Libby was just a few months old, Megan took Libby into the bath with her—but when Megan fell asleep, Libby drowned. Megan still carries the trauma of having inadvertently killed her daughter, and her aversion to motherhood and childcare stems from her fear of repeating her mistakes with Libby.
Libby Quotes in The Girl on the Train
The The Girl on the Train quotes below are all either spoken by Libby or refer to Libby. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Riverhead edition of The Girl on the Train published in 2015.).
Megan: Six Quotes
"I fell asleep," I say, and then I can't say any more, because I can feel her again, no longer on my chest, her body wedged between my arm and the edge of the tub, her face in the water. We were both so cold.
Libby Character Timeline in The Girl on the Train
The timeline below shows where the character Libby appears in The Girl on the Train. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.