Under the Black Sand is Villi Asgeirsson’s debut novel, published in 2013.
Pétur lives in the post-banking collapse Iceland where businessmen try to benefit and politicians pretend to be honest. He loves the thrill of money and power and he will not let anything get in his way. Not even the prime minister intimidates him.
The nightmares featuring that one woman are an annoying nuisance that he tries to ignore. When he receives a photo of himself with her, he wonders how anyone could have known about her existence.
The boundaries between reality and insanity blur as a man is murdered in his office. The nightmares take over and become more real than the physical world around him.